ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Authorities are investigating the death of a child. They are also asking the public to turn in any information related to the incident.
On Sunday morning around 6 a.m., officers were called to the 2700 block of Paseo del Canto Drive SW for a shooting report. At the scene, they located a 5-year-old girl. The child is deceased.
Albuquerque police say the girl does not live at the address of the shooting and was spending the night. She was asleep in the front room by the street.
In a statement Sunday evening, Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said, “It appears at this point that the offender intended to shoot someone else, but blindly shot into a residence and tragically killed this young girl.”
APD says the ATF is assisting them in the investigation.
If anyone has any information about this incident, you’re asked to report it to the police.
Authorities said this is a tragic event for the community and officers involved.