New Mexico land official finds bullet hole in windshield
Posted June 14
SANTA FE, N.M. — The windshield of an unoccupied pickup truck used by New Mexico State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn was hit by a bullet during a shooting on a road in Santa Fe lined with galleries and restaurants, the commissioner said Wednesday.
No injuries or arrests were reported.
Dunn, a Republican, said he did not know whether he might have been targeted.
He discovered early Wednesday that a bullet had punctured the driver's side of the windshield of the parked, state-owned pickup truck.
He said the discovery was disorienting and troubling given the nearly simultaneous news of the shooting of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise in Washington, D.C.
Santa Fe police provided no further information about the investigation.
Pastry chef Ericka Rodriguez, 37, said she heard about six shots fired on Tuesday afternoon from inside the kitchen at the Geronimo restaurant, where she works.
"There were several shots that I heard, about six," she said. "I couldn't see anything and at first I didn't know they were gunshots, until I heard more."
At the time, she said, she was in a pastry kitchen in an outbuilding next to the restaurant and stayed hidden until police arrived.
Police declined to comment on her description of events.
Dunn was elected to statewide office in 2014 and is contemplating a possible run for governor or Congress in 2018.