Police are asking for the public’s help as authorities try to identify and find an assailant who shot and killed a 4-year-old girl on an Albuquerque freeway.
he shooting about an hour before the start of evening rush hour on Tuesday was the result of what Police Chief Gorden Eden described as an unexplainable crime brought on by road rage.
Interstate 40, the highway where the shooting happened, would have been heavy with traffic at the time the shooter opened fire, he said.
“We have absolutely no suspect information at this time,” he said. “We need the community’s help. You had to have seen something. Please call us.”
He confirmed the girl’s death at an evening news conference, saying the shooting represented “a terrible, tragic loss” and a “disrespect for human life.”
The girl’s name wasn’t immediately released and it remained unclear what may have led the incident to escalate on the city’s west side.
“This is one of those crimes that is unexplainable,” he said. “It’s 100 percent preventable. It did not have to happen. We need to rise up as a community and say enough is enough.”