GALLUP, N.M. – The medical condition of an 8-month-old girl who police say was shot in the face at a western New Mexico motel remains a mystery.
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center spokeswoman Alex Sanchez declined to say on Wednesday if the girl was being treated at the University of New Mexico Hospital – the state’s only trauma center for children.
And Gallup Police Capt. Marinda Spencer says the department has not received any medical updates since Tuesday when Gallup Indian Medical Center listed her in critical condition.
The girl’s 18-year-old mother Shayanne Nelson and the mother’s 21-year-old boyfriend, Tyrell Bitsilly, are facing child abuse charges stemming from the Saturday shooting.
Nelson told police she was in the shower with Bitsilly when her 3-year-old son found a gun and accidentally shot the infant in the face.