Police: NM man, granddaughter both shot in head
Ivan Benavidez, 74, was arrested for shooting his brother and a girl in the head; both are expected to survive
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 74-year-old New Mexico man has been arrested after deputies say he shot both his brother and an 11-year-old girl in the head.
KRQE-TV reports Ivan Benavidez was arrested Sunday near a casino west of Albuquerque following the afternoon shooting.
Bernalillo County deputies say Benavidez shot his brother on a dirt road north of the Route 66 Casino following an argument. Deputies say the victim's granddaughter had a grazing gunshot wound to the head.
Officials say both victims are expected to survive.
Benavidez is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and child abuse.
It was not known if he had hired an attorney yet.
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