February 15 Morning Rush: Teen faces 3 counts of attempted murder in Cleveland HS incident

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1. Cleveland High School remains closed until Tuesday after police say at least one gunshot was fired inside the school Thursday. A 16-year old student is charged with three counts of attempted murder in firing that shot. Investigators have yet to reveal a possible motive. Rio Rancho Police say Joshua Owen fired at least one shot then ran off campus. Police say they caught up with him in an arroyo about a mile away.  After the shot, school staff told students to go to the gym,  then evacuate to the fields. They were then taken to the Santa Ana Star Center. No one was hurt in the incident. Police say Owen ditched the gun on campus as he ran. His charges appear to indicate Owen may have been targeting three people at the school. He was booked into the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center.

Full story: Cleveland High School shooting suspect identified


2. An Albuquerque man is recovering after he says he was shot in both legs while driving. The man says it happened while driving southbound on I-25 near Martin Luther King Jr. Police say road rage is what led to this incident though they aren’t sure what sparked the fight.  They are looking for a hispanic man with a goatee wearing glasses. They believe he’s driving a2008 to 2010 dark blue, Nissan Armada.

Full story: Man shot, wounded while driving on I-25


3. Lingering showers will hug the higher terrain on Friday before clearing late day.

Full story: Kristen’s Friday Morning Forecast


4. Some victims of domestic violence are stuck in limbo as they wait for the courts to come to the rescue.  A picture shows domestic violence cases piling up in the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office. The DA says in cases without an arrest, there’s an average of a two months wait after reporting the crimes, before hearing anything from the DA’s office. It was only a two week wait a year ago. District Attorney Raul Torrez hopes a drop in crime will help.  

Full story: Domestic violence victims left in limbo for months after reporting crimes


5. Virtual reality is helping ease the minds of children at the UNM Hospital. Recently, the hospital received a donation of virtual reality headsets from Child’s Play Charity. The organization seeks to improve the lives of kids in hospitals through interactive play. The headsets will be used for the hospitals child life program.         

Full story: VR headsets donated to UNM Children’s Hospital


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