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Child Killed, Woman Injured in Shooting Near Baseball Stadium

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Tragedy occurred near a minor league baseball stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Wednesday, September 6. An 11-year-old boy was fatally shot and a woman was critically wounded.

The event transpired at around 8:44 p.m. on Avenida Cesar Chavez near University Blvd, just outside the Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park. According to the Albuquerque Police Department (APD), shortly after leaving a baseball game at the stadium, the young victim and his family were driving away when their truck pulled in front of another vehicle. APD Chief Harold Medina reported that the driver of the second car executed a U-turn and an individual from that vehicle fired 17 rounds at the family’s truck before allegedly escaping the scene.

In the aftermath, the boy lost his life due to the gunshot wounds while his aunt, in her 20’s, was rushed to University Hospital, where she remains in a critical state.

The Albuquerque Isotopes, a Minor League Baseball team, were in the middle of a match when the tragic event occurred. Thanks to the presence of multiple police officers at the stadium for the game, they managed to act promptly. Chief Medina, who briefed the media on Thursday morning, described the scene as challenging, especially discovering the child in the vehicle.

The crime is currently under the scrutiny of a specialized homicide investigative unit. APD has not apprehended any suspects related to the shooting and urges those with pertinent information to step forward.

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