APD: One man shot after fight at Highland High School | KOB 4

APD: One man shot after fight at Highland High School

J.R. Oppenheim
April 25, 2018 05:13 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Albuquerque Police Department says one man was wounded when a fight led to a shooting outside Highland High School Wednesday afternoon.


A KOB news crew discovered a man shot outside the school, and he was loaded into an ambulance. APD Public Information Officer Simon Drobik said two men got into a fistfight outside the school when one person pulled out a baseball bat and the other had a metal pipe.

The two then began fighting with the weapons. Drobik said at some point, the man wielding the pipe brandished a gun and shot the other man. The wounded man was transported to a hospital but is expected to recover.

Police will question both the shooter and the victim. At least one of the men has a child at the high school, Drobik said.

"The high school was not targeted and no students were injured," he said. "This is not an active shooter, but a stand-alone incident of two male adults in a dispute in the street.

According to the principal, Highland High School went on lockdown around 2:30 p.m. when the shooting happened. The lockdown was lifted about 20 minutes later, and all the students are safe.

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB.com for updates.


J.R. Oppenheim

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