ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are still searching for the person responsible for killing a man in the heart of downtown Albuquerque. They say the shooting happened before just 1 a.m. on Sunday outside of the KiMo Theatre.
Witnesses tell KRQE News 13 an ambulance showed up shortly after their initial response, along with a larger police presence in the area for the next couple of hours. A man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and later died.
KRQE News 13 spoke with a local business owner near the KiMo Theatre who believes people should not be afraid to go downtown.
“There’s definitely a police presence down here, and you could have a million cops down here and few bad apples are going to do what they’re going to do,” said Steve Vatoseow.
Vatoseow said he’s owned Lindy’s Restaurant right across from the KiMo Theatre for 35 years and has not noticed an increase in crime in downtown.
Police said detectives are in the initial stage of their investigation. They have not yet identified the victim, and say no arrests have been made.