Published: 11:16 am, Thu. Aug. 10th, 2017Updated: 11:10 am
Officers were dispatched just before 12:30 a.m. to the area in reference to someone yelling for help. Upon arrival, they identified a male victim who had suffered several gunshot wounds to his extremities and lower torso.
The victim was transported to Artesia General Hospital, then airlifted to a trauma center. He is expected to recover.
The APD secured a crime scene, and several pieces of evidence were collected, according to Cmdr. Lindell Smith. Smith says there is no longer a police presence in the area.
Detectives will continue to follow leads and conduct interviews as they work to identify a suspect.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the APD at 746-5000 or, anonymously, Crime Stoppers of Eddy County at 575-887-1888, by submitting the tip at artesianm.gov/tips, or by texting code word StopACrime plus the tip to 274637.