ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Rio Rancho Police Department says no officers were injured in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect, but no information has been released on whether the suspect was injured or about his condition.

Police Capt. Ron Vigil says the exchange of gunfire took place Tuesday morning in west Albuquerque following a pursuit after officers responded to a shots-fired report at a location in Rio Rancho, an Albuquerque suburb.

Vigil says there’s no ongoing threat to the public and that police are trying to contact the suspect’s family

Vigil says a multiagency task force is investigating the shooting, which comes as the Albuquerque metro area has seen more than a dozen shootings by law enforcement officers amid rising crime.

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