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APD Officials Provide Update Following Mall Shooting

APD officials highlighted tips if individuals find themselves in what could be an active shooter situation
November 28, 2023

On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, Chief Harold Medina and APD officials hosted a news conference to provide an update on the shooting that occurred at the Coronado Shopping Center on Black Friday. When the shooting occurred at the shopping center, a single gunshot was heard which sent shoppers and mall employees into a panic. APD officials highlighted the importance of understanding an active shooter situation versus a shooting incident and how to report the incident to law enforcement.


“We know this incident shook the community to its core” said Chief Harold Medina. “The public’s safety is our first priority and our officers will continue to have a heavy presence in shopping areas throughout the holiday season.”


APD officials highlighted the following tips if individuals find themselves in what could be an active shooter situation:


  • Stay calm and assess the immediate situation
  • If you have no visual or audible cues of an active threat, find a safe, dark space to hide in
  • Evacuate a location if you are able to do so safely
  • Call 911 if you have immediate and important information about a victim or suspect
  • If you know others are contacting 911, do not call to ensure 911 lines are available
  • Do not contact 911 if you are not at the active scene
  • Follow directions given by law enforcement officials who arrive on scene
  • Exit the building with your hands up and free of items such as cell phones, bags, purses
  • Avoid taking to social media unless you have accurate information of the active situation
  • Official information and updates about critical incidents can be located at APD’s Twitter/X account, @abqpolice


APD detectives are still actively investigating the incident after revering the firearm and other evidence on scene. Individuals who may have videos that can aide the investigation are encouraged to contact 242-COPS.