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The Artesia Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault involving a weapon that occurred early Monday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched just after noon Monday to the 900 block of Alvarado Avenue in reference to shots fired. According to Cmdr. Lindell Smith of the APD, the incident turned out to be an aggravated assault, and at least one shot is believed to have been fired.

Smith says a suspect has been identified, and officers are collecting evidence and statements.