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The Latest: Probe ongoing in shooting that wounded girl

April 8, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting that critically injured an Albuquerque girl (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Police say they are investigating whether or not a shooting that critically injured a young girl in Albuquerque was the result of a “horrible” accident or if a crime was involved.

Officer Simon Drobik says officers are continuing to investigate the shooting that happened inside a home Sunday.

Police say the girl who was shot is younger than 12. But they have not released her specific age or identified her.

Drobik says the investigation initially involved a search for two older children who live in the home. They were ultimately found.

Drobik says police believe the girl’s parents were not at home at the time of the shooting, but they returned to the residence as authorities arrived.

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12:45 a.m.

Police say a child under the age of 12 was shot Sunday night in a home on the northeast side of the city, the Albuquerque Journal reports .

Police say the child is in critical condition. The child’s gender and age have not been released, the Journal reports.

Albuquerque Police Department officer Simon Drobik says officers were dispatched to the house around 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Drobik said the shooting took place inside of the residence, the newspaper reports.

Drobik says the investigation involved a search for two other children who live in the home who were ultimately found in southeast Albuquerque.

“This is a family home and three kids live in this house,” Drobik told the Journal. “Somehow they were moved after this incident happened.”