APD: Family leaving Isotopes Park targeted in fatal road rage shooting

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Albuquerque police say a road rage shooting left an 11-year-old boy dead Wednesday night after he and his family left Isotopes Park.

As the boy and his family were driving away from the park, their vehicle pulled in front of another vehicle, according to APD Chief Harold Medina.

That vehicle made a U-turn and confronted the family on Avenida Cesar Chavez, Medina said. Then, someone in the suspect vehicle fired 17 shots at the family’s vehicle before reportedly leaving the area.

While there were police officers in the busy area, they were on foot.

At the scene, officers found the vehicle facing westbound next to the median with 14 gunshots, mostly on the passenger side.

In the vehicle, they found the 11-year-old boy dead and his aunt – a woman in her 20s – critically injured. The boy’s mother was also in the car.

Police are also processing shell casings found at the scene and working to learn more about the gun and where it came from.

On Thursday afternoon, police released the following photos of the suspect vehicle. It’s believed to be a newer model Dodge Durango SRT.

If you have any information on this shooting, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling (505) 843-7867 or by submitting an online tip.