APD: 5 dead following 3 separate shooting scenes Thursday night

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says it’s investigating three shootings that took place across the city Thursday night, and is now asking the public for any information they might have regarding the cases.

Southwest Albuquerque

APD confirms officers are investigating a shooting after receiving a call reporting shots fired just after 9 p.m. near Bridge and Goff. They say three people died on the scene, and a fourth was transported to the hospital where they also died. Two other individuals were transported to UNM Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Northwest Albuquerque

Another shooting investigation was confirmed following a call at 8:44 p.m. near Ladera and Unser at the Rio Volcan Apartments in northwest Albuquerque. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot. Around the same time, police received another call stating there was a second man who suffered gunshot injuries at the Walmart located at Coors and I-40.

Two additional men arrived at Presbyterian Hospital stating they had been shot at the gas station at Unser and Central Ave.

Police say one person has been confirmed as deceased, and a second victim who originally was also believed to be deceased is in critical condition. According to initial information, authorities believe all four people were involved in the shooting at the apartments.

At this time, the three individuals remain hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Northeast Albuquerque

The third shooting that took place Thursday occurred at the Casa Bonita Apartments in northeast Albuquerque. Police were dispatched at 7:30 p.m. where they discovered a man who had been shot in the neck.

Authorities say the victim, who survived his injuries, saw a man and woman break into a neighbor’s apartment and steal a purse by force. According to police, the victim attempted to intervene and was shot in the neck by the male suspect.

APD officers say they were not able to locate the suspect after the incident and their investigation is ongoing.

At this time, no arrests have been made in any of the shootings. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call 242-COPS.

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