ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque police continue their hunt for the man who gunned down a 15-year-old boy Tuesday night.
The teen, Owen Chavez, may have been shot multiple times inflicting injuries so severe he died before medics could get him to the hospital.
Investigators are now working to identify suspects and a motive.
The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday as Chavez was about to get into a friend's car in the 200 block of Bethel Drive SE off Broadway near Gibson.
The friend told detectives he drove them a few blocks before calling 911.
Police and medics arrived, and Chavez died a short time later.
The friend, so far the only known witness, told investigators he was picking up Chavez from that neighborhood when someone in another vehicle started shooting.
"He said that when his friend came out to get into his vehicle, shots were fired from within that green Lexus, and his friend was struck," Officer Tasia Martinez told KRQE news 13. "That's when he tried to rush him to the hospital."
Police later said it was no longer clear that the shooter was driving a Lexus.
The friend described the car as being painted green above the molding and either wood grain or brown on the bottom half of the car. The car also had chrome rims.
The driver is believed to be a Hispanic man wearing a basketball jersey and baseball cap.
Police say a woman was sitting in the passenger seat and may have had her hair up in a bun or ponytail.
At last report, detectives were waiting on a warrant to search the friend's car.
Any information about this crime or those involved can contact Crime Stoppers at 843-STOP (843-7867) or police.
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