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Police seek info in shooting

Police seek info in shooting

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A man is in critical condition in an Albuquerque hospital following a shooting in Gallup Wednesday evening. Two potential suspects are still at large.

According to Gallup Police Dept. spokesperson Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo, an officer was in the area of the El Rancho Hotel at about 6:30 p.m. when she heard what sounded like gunshots. When she went to investigate, she saw a man coming around the corner. He appeared to be reloading a handgun.

The officer reportedly ordered the man to put the gun down and began to handcuff him when he told her he had been shot. She observed a gunshot wound in his torso and began to render first aid until an ambulance arrived.

Police believe the victim, whose identity has not been released, had fired shots as well.

A white, newer-model extended-cab Toyota Tundra was observed leaving the scene as the officer was rendering aid to the victim, according to Toadlena-Pablo. Police believe the two occupants of the vehicle may have been involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gallup Police Dept. at 505-863-9365.


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Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth is the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation. Her other beats include agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.” She can be reached at cyurth@navajotimes.com.

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