ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police are searching for the person who shot a child Wednesday night.
Police say it began with a call about multiple shots being fired into a southwest Albuquerque home. When officers responded to the home near Unser and Sunset Gardens SW just after midnight, they say someone had fired multiple shots at a home. One of the bullets that went into the house hit the child.
The child was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back and is expected to be OK.
Police say no one else was hit.
Authorities are searching for who ever fired the shots and are on the lookout for a white two door vehicle seen leaving the area. They say it does not appear to be a drive-by shooting. They are asking anyone with information to call 242-COPS.
KRQE News 13 spoke with neighbors in the area. One woman, who chose to remain anonymous, said she saw a white car drive by and two people walk to the home, then heard eight or nine gun shots.
“It was really scary because I never expected anything to happen that close. Violence like that toward little kids…it just needs to stop,” she said.
She also said that once she heard the gun shots she rushed over to the home. She said the people inside the home were screaming that their nephew had been shot.
Other neighbors mentioned that there was another incident at the home earlier in the day on Wednesday.