The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in the county around 6:30 a.m. Friday. One man was injured. The bullet penetrated his arm and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The incident occurred on East Gallina Road, north of Highway 70, off of the Old Clovis Highway.
Lt. Britt Snyder said they are still sorting through details and interviewing witnesses. According to current reports, several people came to a residence and an altercation ensured.
Between six to eight people were present at the time of the shooting. “All the parties were known to each other,” said Snyder.
The victim’s wounds were described as not life-threatening. Gunfire also penetrated the walls of the home. “It was a miracle nobody else was shot or killed,” Snyder said.
The CCSO is looking for a 1998 Ford extended cab pickup, either green or blue, with New Mexico plates FAP486. The suspect’s vehicle is believed to still be in Roswell.
They are seeking the assistance of the public in locating this vehicle.
Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 575-624-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS (8477).