ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police are investigating two separate homicides that happened on Monday night.
The first one happened around 7 p.m. at the Canyon Vista Apartments near Montgomery and Carlisle. Police report that a female called authorities saying an unknown male was in the parking lot of her apartment complex bleeding.
Officers found the man unresponsive and Albuquerque Fire Rescue determined the man was dead. The victim has not been identified.
APD says an autopsy will be performed on Tuesday to determine the cause of death. No suspects or motives have been named in this case.
The second homicide took place around 8:41 p.m. near Unser and Tower where police were dispatched regarding a possible overdose. When officers arrived Albuquerque Fire Rescue was already at the scene and had determined the victim was shot.
The victim died at the scene where APD officers detained several witnesses. Police report the victim has been identified however, next of kin has yet to be notified.
Authorities say witnesses are being interviewed and evidence is being preserved for pending search warrants.
Albuquerque has already set a record this year for the most murders in recent history with 77 deaths.