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Accidental shootings in Albuquerque, 2019

APD provided the following rundown of a majority of accidental shootings – some with fewer details than others. The Journal looked up police records to fill in some of the blanks. The list does not include accidental shootings that resulted in death.

Jan. 3, 2019 – 1400 Mercantile NE: Officers responded to the Panda Express after a man shot himself in the thigh while driving. The man’s father, a passenger in the car, said his son was trying to pull the gun out of his pocket when it went off. The man was later charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jan. 12, 2019 – 600 block of Espanola SE: A man was cleaning his gun when it fired and he was struck in the hand and leg.

Jan. 26, 2019 – 1305 Edith NE: A woman decided to clean her gun in her vehicle and it discharged, sending a bullet through her finger.

Feb. 3, 2019 – 400 block of Texas NE: Summarized as “possible accidental shooting” with no other details.

March 17, 2019 – 2000 Bellamah NW: Officers responded to an accidental shooting at Hotel Chaco. A man told police he was removing his gun from the holster and shot himself in the hand.

March 19, 2019 – 9320 Coors NW: Officers responded to Calibers gun shop and shooting range after a man shot himself in the hand unloading his gun.

March 29, 2019 – 600 block of Laguna SW: A man was shot by his friend as he was putting his gun away. The man told police he didn’t want to press charges.

April 1, 2019 – 10000 Coors Bypass NW: A man fired a gun in his vehicle and accidentally shot his friend in the foot.

April 20, 2019 – 10800 block of Beaker SW: A man who was intoxicated shot himself in the foot.

April 25, 2019 – 2900 block of Ervien SW: A 20-year-old shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun at home. The gun turned out to be stolen in a burglary, and the man told police he bought it off Snapchat for $400 two weeks before.

May 5, 2019 – 6300 block of Avenida La Costa NE: A man was trying to unload his gun when he shot himself in the shin.

May 5, 2019 – 1100 block of Aztec NW: A man shot himself in the leg. The gun turned out to be stolen.

May 10, 2019 – 10400 block of Constitution NE: A man was cleaning his gun when he shot himself in the leg.

May 21, 2019 – 2510 Central: A man was trying to unload his gun in his car when he shot himself in the leg. The man told police he was on his way to Kirtland Air Force Base.

May 22, 2019 – 9900 block of Hideout SW: A man shot himself in the stomach with a rifle as he slept in bed. The man’s mother told police she had warned him multiple times to not fall asleep holding his gun.

May 25, 2019 – 10200 block of Del Mastro SW: A man shot himself in the leg as he got into a vehicle.

May 28, 2019 – 7220 Central SE: Officers responded to the Cinnamon Tree apartments after a man shot himself in the leg.

June 2, 2019 – 8100 block of Corona NE: A woman shot herself in the hip. She told police she was cleaning a room when she picked up the gun and it went off.

June 6, 2019 – 300 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Officers responded to the hospital after a man was dropped off with a gunshot wound to the leg. He told police a gun slipped out of his waistband, and down his pant leg, before he tried to grab it and it went off. The man was later charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

June 12, 2019 – San Mateo and Interstate 40: Officers responded to the hospital after a woman was shot in the leg. The woman told police she was in a car with a man named Jacob – whom she had just met – when a gun went off. The woman got out of the vehicle and Jacob said “(expletive), I’m sorry” before driving off. She told police she at first thought it was accidental but “is now unsure.”

June 15, 2019 – 11600 block of Montgomery NE: A man shot himself in the leg.

June 30, 2019 – 7220 Central SE: Officers responded to the Cinnamon Tree Apartments after an accidental discharge hit a neighbor child. No other details were given.

July 27, 2019 – 4340 Cutler NE: Officers responded to an accidental shooting at the Calibers shooting range and gun store.

July 30, 2019 – 600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A man shot himself in the leg and was later arrested for a warrant.

Aug. 8, 2019 – 600 block of Trading Post SE: A 13-year-old shot himself in the arm with his father’s gun. The father – a local fireman – responded to the call and rode with his son to the hospital. The teen told police the gun went off when he grabbed it while cleaning, but the father said the gun wasn’t loaded. Police concluded the teen had been “playing with it” while home alone.

Aug. 13, 2019 – 3900 block of Tulane NE: Officers responded to an apartment where a bullet had gone through a wall and struck a woman in the hand. The neighbor said he was under the influence and handling the gun when it fired.

Aug. 14, 2019 – 1300 block of Avenida Cristo Rey NW: A 4-year-old accidentally shot himself with his brother’s gun. No other details are given.

Sept. 19, 2019 – 9320 Coors NW: A woman shot herself in the foot at Calibers shooting range and gun store.

Sept. 20, 2019 – 98th and Central: A man shot himself while in his car.

Oct. 5, 2019 – 5500 block of Mansfield NW: A man was injured during an accidental shooting at a home.

Oct. 25, 2019 – 3010 Juan Tabo NE: A man shot himself in the leg trying to unholster a gun in his vehicle in the Lowe’s home improvement parking lot.

Oct. 26, 2019 – 9500 block of Snyder SE: A man shot himself in the ankle.

Nov. 19, 2019 – 200 block of Dallas NE: A man shot himself in the leg and the gun was discovered to be stolen. He was later charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.

Dec. 26, 2019 – 5151 Lang NE: A man shot himself in the foot in a vehicle in the parking lot of Cabela’s.

Dec. 27, 2019 – 300 block of Adams NE: A man was handling a gun when he shot himself in the arm.

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