Man killed by gunshots fired into Rio Rancho house

Updated: 07/16/2014 3:01 PM | Created: 07/16/2014 8:33 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

A man hit by gunshots fired into his home early Wednesday has died, Rio Rancho police confirmed.

According to Lt. Brett Denison, officers were called to the area of Plata and Pecos Loop around 3:45 a.m. A man reported his roommate has been shot by an unknown person.

The preliminary investigation indicates several shots were fired into a home in the 700 block of Plata SE.

The victim was identified as David Pickett, 57. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

State police are treating the shooting as a homicide investigation. Investigators have identified several persons of interest and are actively locating all parties.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 843-STOP.

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