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Posted on: August 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Shooting Injures Man on Sunday Evening

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Las Cruces police are investigating a shooting that injured a 29-year-old man on Sunday evening.

About 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, Las Cruces police and fire were dispatched to the report of a gunshot victim on the 2800 block of east Idaho Avenue. Officers arrived to find a 29-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to a leg.

The victim was transported to Mountainview Regional Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Investigators have reason to believe the shooting may have occurred near the intersection of Milton Avenue and College Street. Investigators believe the suspect was a passenger in one vehicle while the victim was driving his own car. After the shooting, the victim drove to a friend’s home on the 2800 block of Idaho Avenue.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at (575) 526-0795.

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