Man shot during demonstration over conquistador statue in New Mexico

A man was shot Monday evening at a demonstration where protesters planned to topple a conquistador statue in Albuquerque, New Mexico, authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear who had been shot. The Albuquerque Police Department said in a statement that one person had been taken to a hospital in critical condition, but there were no other injuries.

A video of the protest appeared to show police holding multiple people on the street near the Albuquerque Museum, where protesters were planning to remove a statue of Juan de Oñate statue, NBC affiliate KOB reported.

It wasn’t immediately clear if they were under arrest or being detained. The station reported that they belonged to an armed “civil guard” group.

Multiple officers in tactical gear could be seen surrounding the injured person before he was taken from the scene.

Another video from the station showed several people tugging on a chain that had been lassoed around the statue while chanting “tear it down.” At the end of the video, several shots can be heard, though it isn’t clear if the sounds are gunfire.

The Albuquerque Police Department said the scene is under investigation.