April 8th Morning Rush: Child in critical condition after being shot in northeast Albuquerque


1. An Albuquerque child is in critical condition after being shot Sunday night. The incident happened at a home Paseo del Norte and San Pedro. Police responded to three separate locations linked to the incident, looking for two other children who were at the home. Those children are in CYFD custody. At this time it’s unclear of their relation to the victim. 

Full Story: APD investigates after child shot in northeast Albuquerque

2. An Albuquerque teen accused of shooting and killing his friend while playing with a gun, is out of jail. Zachary Hammond, 18, told police after a drug deal he was just messing around with a gun. Hammond said he pointed it at his best friend’s face and it just went off. The 19-year-old friend died at the hospital. In court, the teen was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Full Story: Albuquerque teen charged in shooting death of 19-year-old friend

3. Temps will be warm quickly in the 70s and 80s for most of the state. This is well above average for this time of the year. The metro will flirt with 80 by this afternoon. Mostly sunny skies and light winds will dominate the forecast for the day.

Full Story: Christopher’s Monday Morning Forecast

4. With school shootings on the rise, the University of New Mexico’s Valencia campus is using a new technology to help prevent a shooting before it happens. The EAGL system has now been developed that would detect a gunshot on campus and immediately notify students and staff. Law enforcement at UNM’s Valencia campus will utilize the technology developed by an Albuquerque company.

Full Story: UNM-Valencia Campus installs new gunshot detection system throughout campus

5. It was a great weekend for Isotopes fans. Saturday the Isotopes beat the Salt Lake Bees 3-2. They also won Sunday 9-8. The Isotopes take on the Salt Lake Bees Monday at 12:05 p.m.

Full Story: Isotopes drop their season opener with Salt Lake

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