Occurred April 11, 2014.
|Scene of shooting at Espanola Walmart (source)|
(UPDATED -- See below)
Individuals in two cars, in the parking lot of a Walmart in Espanola, New Mexico, got into a conflict. Shot were fired from both vehicles. Stray bullets hit the Walmart store and also injured a 3-year old girl in the leg.
From an article:
A white Nissan Maxima pulled up and someone inside started shooting at the SUV.
At least one person in the explorer fired back and together the people in both cars fired off between five and six rounds.
Police say one of those bullets hit the Walmart window and another hit the three-year-old girl in the leg as she and her family were leaving the store.
She wasn’t badly injured and detectives say the girl’s father didn’t even know she had been hit until they got home.
They say no one else was hurt.
“We feel it’s an isolated incident. It may be gang related. We’re working diligently to apprehend the individuals responsible, said Detective Corporal Solomon Romero.
The girl has been released from the hospital.Bullets don't know when to stop.
Walmart. Save money. Die faster.
UPDATE (4/18/14): Two young men, ages 19 and 20, have been arrested for the shootout and wounding of the little girl. The shooting was most likely gang-related and the culmination of years of dispute between the young men. From an article:
Española Police said 20-year-old Mackie Roybal is the man behind the gunshot that injured a three-year-old girl caught in the crossfire. “We’re taking this very seriously and we’re not going to put up with this type of behavior within the City of Española,” said Detective Corporal Solomon Romero of the Española Police Department.
Romero said Roybal and 19-year-old Dylan Vigil started shooting at each other from their vehicles last week in the Walmart parking lot. The little girl was in a shopping cart, leaving the store with her dad, when she was hit in the leg with a gunshot.
She’s alright and back at home, but police said things could have been a lot worse. The car police say Vigil was driving that night is riddled with about six bullet holes along the drivers side, including one in the windshield. ....
Police said Roybal even bragged about the shooting on Facebook, but then later deleted it. He’s charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, shooting at a vehicle, negligent use of a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence. Vigil is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, shooting at a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence and negligent use of a deadly weapon..