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Democratic Elected Officials Targeted In Series Of Shootings In New Mexico



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New Mexico authorities are investigating a series of shootings against the homes and offices of local Democratic elected leaders, the Albuquerque Police Department said in a press release.

According to the press release, the New Mexico Attorney General, two state senators, a current county commissioner, and a former commissioner have been the target of five separate shootings, CNN reports.

Nobody was injured, and police Chief Harold Medina said his department is working with state and federal partners on this case.

“Fortunately, nobody has been injured by these shootings,” Medina said. “But every time someone fires a gun into a home or business, there is a potential for tragedy. Our detectives are working overtime to track down the offender or offenders and hold them responsible.”

Bernalillo County Commissioner Adriann Barboa (D), whose residence was shot eight times, told CNN the experience is “terrifying and traumatizing.”

“It reminds me how deeply impactful gun violence is in our country, and particularly (in my) home state of New Mexico,” she said. “And really what I am experiencing, too many of my neighbors experience on a regular basis.”

Addressing the incidents, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said: “Our elected officials have chosen to serve, they should never be made to feel in danger in the comfort of their own homes.”


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