ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Four people were shot and killed at a mobile home park in southwest Albuquerque. Neighbors say one of those victims was only 17-years old.
Police say shots were fired just after 9 p.m. When officers got to the scene, they found three people dead. A fourth person later died at the hospital.
Police haven’t said much about the people who were killed, but a man who lives close by says a 17-year old boy, his girlfriend, and grandmother were three of the four that were killed.
“A 17-year-old which was a young guy that used to pass by here all the time. My daughter knew him, my granddaughter I should say,” says Robert Montoya.
Information is still limited, but police say they responded to this neighborhood near Bridge and Goff, after getting a call about shots fired. When officers got to the scene, they were flagged down by someone who told them a man had been shot in the middle of the road.
Police say three people were dead at the scene, while one person was transported to the hospital and died there. Two other people also suffered non-life threatening injuries.
A woman who was visiting her family in the neighborhood Thursday night says she was scared for her life the moment she heard the gunshots.
“I saw the sparks of the bullets when they come out and my son just said, get down, and we got down,” says Dolores Garcia.
Police say an unknown vehicle drove through the neighborhood and fired multiple shots at the man in the road.
At this point, police say all the victims came from the same home, but they could not tell us if they were inside or outside at the time of the shooting.
Police say they are still investigating and cannot say if the people were targeted or if it was at random.
This was one of three shootings from around the metro Thursday night. There was another shooting that killed one more person in the northwest.
APD responded to a total of three separate shootings across the city Thursday night.