1 dead, 3 injured in Rio Arriba shooting - Albuquerque Journal

1 dead, 3 injured in Rio Arriba shooting

A man was killed and three others were injured when suspects opened fire on a crowded SUV early Thursday morning in Chamita, a community 7 miles north of Española.

State Police spokesman Mark Soriano said police have detained six people after a standoff at a nearby home. He couldn’t give a condition on the three people who were injured in the shooting.

Soriano said that around midnight authorities responded to a shots fired call on County Road 56 near House 89A. He said police found several people, four with gunshot wounds, who had been fired upon in an SUV on the property.

Soriano said a woman and two men were taken to the hospital and another man was found dead inside the SUV. He said police learned the SUV had pulled into the property and people inside the house told them to leave before shooting at the SUV.

Soriano said the driver of the SUV drove through a fence and stopped on a neighbor’s property. Then, he said, a bald man walked out of the house toward the SUV and asked “do you want some more?”

He said when police tried to talk to those inside the house a standoff ensued with tactical officers and negotiators. Eventually, six people in the home surrendered peacefully.

“This investigation is active and is being led by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau,” Soriano said.

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