ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The man gunned down outside an Albuquerque motel Tuesday morning has died, Albuquerque police are reporting.
Investigators have identified the victim but are not releasing his name until his family has been notified, a spokesperson for the Albuquerque Police Department said early in the afternoon.
The shooting happened at about 5 a.m. at the Super 8 Motel on University Boulevard near Candelaria Road.
Police have yet to release information on a possible motive or suspects.
Police continue to investigate a possible homicide that happened Tuesday morning at a motel in northeast Albuquerque
Police were called to the motel after witnesses heard shots coming from the area near Menaul and I-40
The shots rang out just after 5 a.m.
Multiple people called 911 saying they heard gunshots. Witnesses told police they heard roughly three shots.
When officers showed up, they found a man lying on the ground in the motel with blood on him.
Detectives say he was unresponsive, but it is unclear if he was shot or what exactly his injuries are.
The victim was quickly taken to UNMH.
Police have not confirmed whether he is dead and say they do not know his current condition.
It appears at this point there are more questions than answers.
One man told KRQE News 13 he heard two shots, a slight pause and then four quick gunshots.
Witnesses say a man was lying in the parking lot in a pool of blood. One man said he believed the man had been shot, but that is not confirmed by police at this point.
Police say they don't know the victim's name or his current condition.
"We are questioning a few people that were around the area that heard the gunshots that called in but as far as leads we don't have any right now," Officer Danny Padilla said.
Witnesses that saw the aftermath say they saw emergency responders trying to resuscitate the man and then stop.
The man's condition is unclear.
At this point, police are not able to say if the shooting victim was a guest at the motel.
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