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APD investigating Tuesday shooting as road rage

Road Rage Shooting
December 27, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE – APD detectives are investigating a likely road rage shooting that critically injured a female passenger in a vehicle that was traveling on I-40 Tuesday evening.

Witnesses said shots were fired from a black SUV with blue-tinged headlights around 9:40 p.m. on westbound I-40 between the Big I and Coors Blvd. The black SUV was traveling alongside a white SUV when several shots were fired, striking the female passenger in the white SUV.

After the shooting, the driver of the white SUV drove to the area of Central Ave. and Tingley Dr., and approached a Police Service Aid who was working at the River of Lights. Rescue personnel responded and rushed the victim to the hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds. The victim, an adult female, is in critical condition.

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call 505-242-COPS.