BCSO: Shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured at South Valley party


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two male victims who were killed at a Halloween party in the South Valley. Eighteen-year-old Alejandro Villareal and 22-year-old John Michael Casados were killed and four people, including a juvenile, were injured after the shooting near Pajarito and Isleta early Sunday, Oct. 31.

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The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office reports via Twitter around 2 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Parajito Rd. SW near Isleta where they found two deceased males with gunshot wounds. They also located three other gunshot victims, two who had leg wounds, and another with an injury to the abdomen.

BCSO states that the victims were transported to UNMH and were last reported to be in stable condition. Investigators later learned that there was another gunshot victim, a juvenile, that was also in stable condition at the hospital.

Authorities report that a preliminary investigation indicates a fight broke out at a large Halloween party that led to multiple individuals firing weapons at each other. BCSO Homicide and Violent Crime Detectives have interviewed several witnesses.

At this time, the department reports that no arrests have been made. The Albuquerque Police Department reports its newly created Digital Intelligence Team is working with BCSO to provide information that might help in this investigation which is ongoing.

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