ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Detectives have launched an investigation after a child under 12 was shot in a Northeast Albuquerque home Sunday evening, according to a department spokesman.
The child, whose gender and exact age have not been released, is in critical condition.
“This is very, very active, all of this information is very preliminary,” Albuquerque Police Department officer Simon Drobik said at a news conference. “I can confirm we have one child under the age of 12 down at a local hospital being worked on by doctors.”
Drobik said officers were dispatched to a house in the 6700 block of Kelly NE, near Paseo del Norte and San Pedro, around 5:15 p.m. Sunday. He provided few details, but said the shooting took place inside of the residence.
The investigation initially also involved a search for two other children who live in the home who were ultimately found in Southeast Albuquerque.
“This is a family home and three kids live in this house,” Drobik said. “Somehow they were moved after this incident happened.”