More Drive-By Shootings Reported After Dog Suffers Wound

Oct 16, 2012

 Three additional drive-by shootings were reported after a dog was shot in the chest early Monday morning near the corner of Sirius and Moongate Road on the East Mesa in Las Cruces.  Doña Ana County Sheriff’s investigators say the incidents all appear to be related, and happened between 10 p.m. Sunday and midnight Monday, Oct. 15 within a two- to three-mile area north of Bataan Memorial West between Brahman Road and Moongate Road.

            Just before midnight on Monday, a car traveling east on Luna Vista near the 6600 block of MacArthur was struck by a bullet. The victim told investigators the shot sounded like a rock, but later noticed a bullet hole in the vehicle and called police.

             Just after 7 a.m., another victim reported their vehicle was shot while it was parked in the 6900 block of MacArthur.

            At 10:48 a.m., a woman reported a bullet hole in a kitchen cabinet of her home in the 6900 block of Brahman Road.

            No one was injured in any of the incidents.

            A local veterinarian who treated “Max”, the collie-mix that was injured after he was shot in his yard, said he was doing well Tuesday and was scheduled to go home soon.

            Donations from concerned citizens were directed to the Arroyo Veterinary Clinic in Las Cruces where the dog was being treated.

            Any information that might help investigators in any of the shooting cases can be directed to the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department at (575) 525-8882.