Police continue search for suspect in Santa Fe shooting

New Mexico News

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police in Santa Fe are searching for a man they say opened fire in a local neighborhood.

Officers say they got a call Thursday from construction workers who heard shots fired outside of a home on Barela Lane off Agua Fria. When they arrived, they learned two men got into an argument and opened fire.

One man ended up in the hospital, the other, who police have identified as 35-year-old Miguel Mendoza-Portillo, is still on the run. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Santa Fe Police Department’s Deputy Chief Ben Valdez said blood and several spent shell casings were discovered at the scene.

Authorities believe the two men knew each other. The other man injured in the shooting has been identified as 48-year-old Daniel Montano who last known to be in serious but stable condition.

Police say Mendoza-Portillo left the scene on foot before driving away in a vehicle before officers arrived. He may have been injured in the shootout as well.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police.

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