A man was shot and killed during a robbery Saturday night at the Knights Inn, 1300 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

A man was shot and killed during a robbery Saturday night at the Knights Inn, 1300 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

According to police, the victim was with a group of people inside room 340 at the hotel.

Someone knocked on the door, and a man and woman entered the room when the door was opened.

The man pulled out a gun, robbed the people inside the room and shot the victim before fleeing, the police report said.

The victim was pronounced dead by medics at 9:56 p.m.

It was Columbus' seventh homicide of 2009.

Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide squad at (614) 645-4730.