APD spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said residents in the area of Larchmont and Montgomery NE, a neighborhood east of a strip mall on Tramway NE, should stay inside their homes for their safety.
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Albuquerque police say two officers were hurt responding to an active shooter in the Foothills area Monday afternoon. Neither was seriously hurt.
On Twitter, police said one officer was being treated for injuries that were not life threatening, although it’s not clear if he or she was taken to the hospital. The second officer is OK and is still involved in clearing the scene, the Albuquerque Police Department said.
Rebecca Atkins, an APD spokeswoman, said in an email around 4 p.m. that the “offender is no longer a threat.” No more details were immediately provided but police did say the incident is now being considered an “officer involved shooting.”
Personnel from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and APD are at the scene along with Albuquerque ambulance and Albuquerque Fire Rescue. The entrance to the neighborhood east of Tramway on Montgomery has been blocked off and residents are beginning to gather, asking when they can return home.
APD spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said residents in the area of Larchmont and Montgomery NE, a neighborhood east of a strip mall on Tramway NE, should stay inside their homes for their safety. He also urged drivers to stay away from the area.