Shootings, crashes under investigation in southeast Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a shooting and two crashes Monday evening in southeast Albuquerque. Police say they responded to a crash near Zuni and San Pedro that sent two people to the hospital including a six-year-old.


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According to a news release from APD Monday night, a white Kia was driving eastbound on Zuni Road and was traveling through the intersection of California Street. APD says a gray Dodge Charger was traveling southbound on California Street and was approaching Zuni Road when the driver of the Charger failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the Kia on the left side causing heavy damage.

APD says after the collision, the driver of the Charger left the scene and has not been identified or located. While officers were responding to that crash, they learned about two other crashes nearby. At one, a man had been shot and he is in critical condition.

“We’re not yet sure of his involvement in this situation, there were several vehicles involved in this too, kind of around the neighborhood. I think it was another vehicle that had a crash involved at some point and left the scene,” said APD spokesperson Gilbert Gallegos.

While investigating the crash, APD says there was a shooting in a nearby neighborhood. They say one person was rushed to the hospital where they died.

Police also responded to a separate shooting near Girard and Gibson where they found one person dead on the scene. What led to these shootings and the number of suspects involved are unknown. KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become available.

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