Authorities investigate 2 separate shootings in Portales


PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – Portales police responded to two shootings Friday night. Officers arrived at the 600 block of West 17th Lane around 5:33 p.m. where 38-year-old Quintasha Harris was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Harris was then transported to Roosevelt General Hospital where she died from her injuries. Officials say the incident was domestic-related and a person of interest has been interviewed.

According to Eastern New Mexico University officials, police were called to a shooting near the San Juan Village Apartments that same evening around 5:52 p.m. Officials state that law enforcement located a juvenile victim who had left the scene before they arrived.

The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries but it is unclear if they were shot. The ENMU Department of Public Safety has identified a person of interest or persons of interest. Officials report the case is being actively investigated and information regarding a potential motive is not being released at this time.

No ENMU students of the Portales campus were injured in the incident. No other information has been released and police say the two incidents are unrelated.

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