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Gun vandalism is keeping Bernalillo County’s building closed on Tuesday

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – For the second straight day, Bernalillo County will keep its downtown headquarters closed due to broken glass in the building’s main lobby. The problem emerged around 3 a.m. Monday after the county alleged someone shot at least eight windows in the atrium, about five or six stories above the floor.

According to county officials, broken glass is scattered throughout the lobby and continues to fall from above. Julie Morgas Baca, district manager of Bernalillo, said during a meeting of the boroughs on homelessness on Tuesday morning that the situation remains “dangerous”.

“There is broken glass everywhere,” said Morgas Baca. “It’s really super dangerous because you still shatter the glass and fall down all over the atrium.”

Albuquerque Police and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting. Morgas Baca said Tuesday morning that investigators had received “some camera footage” related to the shooting.

“We speculate that it came from the Simms (building) car park on the top floor,” said Morgas Baca. “We think it was about 20 shots.”

The county says the 800+ employees who normally work in Alvarado Square will continue to work remotely. No one was injured in the shootings.

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