- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police data shows there have been more shootings in the city during the first six months of 2016 than there were in the top half of 2015.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2afUvXy ) that 130 shootings have been reported so far in 2016, a significant increase compared with 105 for the same period last year. If shootings continue at this pace, 2016 will replace 2015 as having the highest number of shooting calls in the past five years.

Homicide Sgt. John Allen with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says his detectives have also noticed an increase, though calls to the sheriff’s office were not included in the previous figures.

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Corrects a previous version to say 130 shootings have been reported in Albuquerque so far in 2016 instead of 103.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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