ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a close call in an Albuquerque neighborhood Saturday morning, when bullets went flying after a party got out of control.
The bullets narrowly missed a baby, and as of Saturday night, there’s been no word of an arrest in the shooting.
His house, and truck are riddled with bullet holes. Henry Gonzales told KRQE News 13 at least one bullet just missed his son and seven-month-old grandson.
“There’s two, three, four, five, six up there, seven, eight. Eight shots they shot at us or more,” said Gonzales.
The damage is extensive. Gonzales said his neighbor’s party in northwest Albuquerque got out of control overnight.
He said he heard people shooting down the street around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. “My son came out and told them to calm down because I have kids up there, and there’s kids in the neighborhood,” recalled Gonzales.
That’s when he says partygoers started shooting at his house. “My son came and ran behind the truck here, they started shooting at him, that’s when they hit my truck,” said Gonzales.
His son ran inside and no one was injured, but bullets hit Gonzales’ work truck, the windshield, his garage, his house, and the upper window where a bullet just missed his seven-month old grandson. “My daughter-in-law was holding him in her arms and the bullet passed by her head,” Gonzales recalled.
Police showed up, and the party dispersed, but there’s been no word of an arrest in the shooting.
Gonzales said there’s been loud parties on the block every weekend lately, but he’s never had his home shot at.
With his work truck radiator hit, he’ll have to get that fixed too. Gonzales is angry that bullets came so close to him and his family and he wants the people responsible to pay for what happened.
Gonzales said his neighborhood didn’t used to have problems like this, but after Saturday morning’s shooting, he said he’s planning on moving.