Police: 2-year-old shot, killed in Rio Rancho
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rio Rancho police officers were reportedly called to a shooting Wednesday morning in Enchanted Hills.
According to the Rio Rancho Police Department, officers arrived and discovered a 2-year-old child with a gunshot wound.
"Despite life-saving measures of our officers and Rio Rancho Fire Rescue paramedics, the gunshot wound was fatal," a RRPD spokesman said.
Police said this was a tragic incident involving the family of a Santa Fe Police Department officer.
The investigation is ongoing. Police said no further details can be released at this time.
The Santa Fe Police Department shared the following statement:
"The Santa Fe Police Department is aware of an incident involving a firearm that occurred at the home of one of our employees on December 8, 2021, resulting in the tragic death of a young child. This is still an open and active investigation by the Rio Rancho Police Department."
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