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APD: 1 man shot, another pinned beneath vehicle in NE Albuquerque shooting

Police investigate the scene of a shooting that left two men injured, one critically, at a northeast Albuquerque apartment complex Wednesday night. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police say a shooting left one man shot and another pinned beneath a vehicle outside an apartment complex in northeast Albuquerque Wednesday night.

Albuquerque police spokesman Daren DeAguero said it began when a man got shot behind the wheel of a car and then crashed into an SUV while the owner was doing maintenance beneath it.

He said both men were rushed to the hospital and the man who was shot is in critical condition while the owner who was pinned has serious injuries but is expected to survive.

DeAguero said police have no suspects but will be interviewing witnesses and looking at surveillance cameras for any leads.

He said officers responded to a shots fired call at the Sandia Vista Apartment Complex, near Copper and Tramway NE, around 9:30 p.m. and found the a man with a gunshot wound who had crashed into an SUV.

“We don’t know at this time if the car was mobile or it became mobile after he received the gunshot wounds,” DeAguero said.

He said the SUV was on jacks at the time, with the owner beneath it, and it fell on top of him.

DeAguero did not identify either victim.

Several police vehicles blocked off the entrance into the apartment complex parking lot and officers strung crime scene tape around the entire area.

Investigators surrounded a gray car that had smashed into a white SUV.

Neighbors gathered at the corner as rescue crews lifted the man who had been pinned under the SUV into a waiting ambulance.

One woman said she came outside after hearing several gunshots and a loud crash.

The woman said she helped others pull the man who had been shot out of the car but didn’t realize until after that there was another man pinned under the SUV.