ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With Thursday night’s shooting and the school shooting just hours later, Albuquerque hit 80 homicides this year. That ties the record number of murders for the entire year in 2019.
Story continues below:
- Investigation: What happens after someone attacks a healthcare worker?
- Don’t Miss: New Mexico native recognized in Bon Appétit Magazine for Brooklyn restaurant
- Weird: Man once accused of having sex with horse now accused of escape from jail
- KRQE en Espanol: KRQE En Español: Viernes 23 de Septiembre 2021
- Crime: FBI investigates Albuquerque couple for bank robbery
“We know gun violence is hitting the country nationwide. It’s also here in our city. I think it takes not only police but the community as well to address it head on,” said Albuquerque Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Garcia.
At a news conference last week, Mayor Tim Keller and Police Chief Harold Medina said they’re working on plans to curb violent crime in the city, but added the majority of homicides are tied to drugs and motels.