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WATCH LIVE: Recent Las Cruces shots fired incidents turn everyday locations into dangerous situations


LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- Residents in Las Cruces have been near shootings in well-known areas.

The most recent shooting happened Tuesday night at the Chevron gas station on South Valley and University Avenue.

Full details of that shooting haven't been released, but the Las Cruces Police Department confirmed one man was shot and killed, and it was an officer-involved shooting. A news conference is scheduled for later in the afternoon, where more details will be revealed.

Just last week, there were two shootings on July 27.

The first shooting happened as a result of an aggravated robbery turned police pursuit. LCPD Chief Dominguez said at times, the two alleged robbers drove against traffic. The men were later confronted at Telshor, where a pit maneuver was able to put an end to the chase. One man was shot by police the other was arrested.

The second shooting on the 27th left a17-year-old Las Cruces High School student critically injured after police say a meeting near Frenger park escalated into a confrontation. According to police, the shooter fired one round at the victim. The teenager was taken to University Medical Center in El Paso in critical condition.

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