ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Three people are dead after what police are calling a murder-suicide in a busy parking lot in northwest Albuquerque. APD was dispatched to the Party City on Coors and Ellison after reports of a shooting around 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

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When they arrived, they found three people dead – two of them teenagers. Police found a 53-year-old man who died of an apparent suicide and a 16-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl. Detectives are investigating the man including a history with the female victim and her family.

“It’s a tragedy in our city,” said APD Police Chief Harold Medina. “You know, we’ve had a tough weekend, there’s no denying that. We’ve had several call-outs over the last few weekends – over the past weekend. We were doing real well for a while there and it seems like we’ve had a spike in violence over the past eight days.”

APD says there is no further threat to the community. The investigation is in its early stages.