NMSP: Socorro County Sheriff’s Office involved in shooting, explosion

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State police are investigating a shooting involving the Socorro County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said they were responding to reports of people shooting from a pickup at an unoccupied residence in Veguita, New Mexico Thursday night.

Deputies claim they were met with gunfire when they arrived, so they fired back. During the exchange of gunfire, the pickup was struck, causing an explosion.

Four people were detained at the scene. However, one male and one female were taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries.

Police said another person, who ran from the scene, was later found dead. The Office of the Medical Investigator will determine a cause of death.

No deputies were injured.