ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One male is dead following a shooting in southwest Albuquerque early Thursday morning. The Albuquerque Police Department reports around 2:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Timothy Court and Eucariz Avenue in response to a shooting.

Police say officers at the scene discovered 24-year-old Elias Otero lying in the middle of the street who was dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities are now investigating the incident as a homicide.

At this time no offender information is available and there is no one in custody. Police say multiple witnesses were interviewed at the scene who say that the incident was possibly related to a carjacking.

Officers located a vehicle several blocks away that was crashed and unoccupied. APD states that a short time after the original call came into dispatch, another call came in indicating a traffic crash at 86th Street and Eucariz.

Police are now working to determine if the two incidents are related. This is a developing story, KRQE News 13 will provide information as it becomes available.