ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police (NMSP) are investigating a homicide. Law enforcement officials claimed the killing happened on the main campus at the University of New Mexico (UNM).
A shooting was reported around 3 a.m. to the UNM Police Department. NMSP alleged there was an ‘altercation’ around that time. College officials said four people were involved in the altercation. One involved man was 19; the other man was 21.
Law enforcement officials said during that incident, both men were wounded by gunshots. The 19-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. The 21-year-old was taken to the hospital for treatment. He is reportedly in stable condition.
The 19-year-old has not been identified yet, but NMSP said he was a UNM student. KRQE’s sister station KTSM was able to confirm 21-year-old was an NMSU student and basketball player. The incident is still under investigation.
UNM announced they decided to postpone Saturday evening’s basketball game between New Mexico State University due to the shooting.
College officials said, “Our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this tragedy.”
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The area is closed to the public while investigators search for answers. In the meanwhile, police are searching for two people believed to have fled the area to the east wearing all black. If you have information, you can call UNMPD at 505-277-2241. Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers at 505-843-7867 is accepting tips as well. Tips that lead to an arrest pay up to $2,500 cash.