Drive-by shooting injures 27-year-old Las Cruces man


Police continue to investigate drive-by shooting that injured a 27-year-old man, according to a news release.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of shots fired on the 1700 block of Idaho Avenue. Officers arrived to find a 27-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, the release said.

According to police, the victim was transported to a local hospital where he’s listed in critical but stable condition.

Investigators learned the victim was walking west along Idaho Avenue when a sedan pulled alongside him. Multiple gunshots were fired from within the vehicle, striking the victim, police said.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call police at 575-526-0795. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Lucas Martin is New Mexico Couriers's senior editor. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a bestselling author. He lives in Trenton New Jersey and covers the intersection of money, politics and finance. He appears periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) The National Post, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s,, Vice and He also has served as a journalist and consultant on documentaries for NPR and ShowTime. In 2014, he was the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' investigative journalism award, and the winner of the Izzy Award for Journalism from Ithaca College's Park Center for Independent Media. He was also a finalist for UCLA's Gerald R. Loeb Award and Syracuse University's Mirror Award. Before becoming a journalist in 2006, Sirota worked in Washington for, among others, U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee Minority Staff and the Center for American Progress.