Las Cruces Police are investigating what appears to be an accidental shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon inside a business on east Lohman Avenue. Police learned that at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, an 18-year-old employee of Pool Tech Pools and Spas, at 2331 E. Lohman Ave., was inside the store handling a .40-caliber handgun when the weapon appears to have accidentally discharged. The man was struck in his upper-right thigh.
The man was treated at the scene by fellow employees and first responders prior to being airlifted to University Medical Center of El Paso.
No other injuries were reported.