APD: Shooting that killed teen appears accidental

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Cibola High School student is dead Tuesday night following what police are calling an accidental shooting in northwest Albuquerque.

Police were called to Meadow Lake Place near Montano and Unser just before 8 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a male who had been shot.

The male subject was rushed to UNM Hospital, where he later died. The Albuquerque Police Department has identified the victim as 17-year-old Isaiah Martinez.

Authorities report that while their investigation is in its preliminary stage, the incident appears to be consistent with an accidental shooting. APD says that additional information including the victim’s autopsy and further evidence will be needed to verify this case.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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