1 injured, 1 in custody after possible gang related shooting

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – One person is in critical condition and another is in police custody after what could be a gang related shooting. It happened early Saturday morning in downtown Albuquerque .

Police say the incident began inside the Lotus nightclub where the victim and the suspect had been involved in a fight. The suspect left the night club in a red SUV that was observed by police running over barricades and through red lights on Central. Officers learned that Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies were responding to a shots fired call at Fourth and Central and that the offender was in a red SUV.

Michael Ponce

Albuquerque police located the SUV and attempted to stop it. Police say during the chase a handgun was thrown out of the vehicle. The SUV came to a stop at 10th and Iron and police arrested 38-year-old Michael Ponce who was later found to be a Burqueno gang member who was on federal probation for drug trafficking and aggravated assault charges.

At this time police have not released the identity of the victim.

KRQE News 13 will provide more updates as they become available.

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