KOB Web Staff
Updated: January 10, 2021 10:16 AM
Created: January 09, 2021 07:58 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A female was found dead Friday night after officers responded to a shooting in southeast Albuquerque.
According to police, the female victim was shot in the head during an argument.
The victim's son was transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Neighbors who live in the area said this isn't the first time violent crime has occurred in the neighborhood.
"In this area we have seen a lot of homicides," said Isabel Cabrera, a resident. "Domestic violence, drug trafficking, all kinds of problems out here."
Pam Wiseman, director of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said they've been seeing a recent uptick in domestic violence calls.
"There are lots of reasons for that. People are unable to get away, people are stressed, people have financial problems. There's so many ways in which COVID has made it really hard for people and made domestic violence worse," Wiseman said.
Wiseman emphasized that there are plenty of resources available to help people. All they have to do is ask.
"Don't be afraid to ask for help. I know that people have worried, they've said to us 'I was afraid about whether it was worse for me to go to a shelter and possibly expose myself to COVID or to stay at home.' I would say just call because there are lot of options and lots of ways that programs can help," she said.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 800-799-7233.
To view additional resources, click here.
An APD spokesperson has not said whether they have made any arrests in this case.
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