Police: 5 dead, 6 wounded after 3 separate shootings across Albuquerque
September 13, 2019 04:32 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Police Department said that three separate shootings left five people dead and six people wounded Thursday night. At this time, there have been no arrests.
Southwest Albuquerque shooting
The Albuquerque Police Department reports four people were killed and two others were being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries after a shooting in the South Valley.
Police initially said three people died, however, during an update around 1 a.m., officers revealed a fourth person succumbed to their injuries.
According to police, the incident occurred near Bridge and Goff. When police arrived on scene, they were flagged down by someone who indicated a man on the street had been shot.
Police said that initial interviews reveal that an unknown person had driven down Lura Place SW and fired multiple shots at the man. Neighbors said they heard about 10 to 12 gunshots.
Northwest Albuquerque shooting
One person were killed and three others were injured in a shooting in northwest Albuquerque. Police said the shooting occurred at the Rio Volcan Apartments.
Police made contact with one of the victims at the Walmart near Coors and I-40. While on scene, another call came in that two men had arrived at the Presbyterian hospital downtown. The men said they had been shot at a gas station located near Unser and Central.
All the victims were taken to the hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead. Police said that the initial information that has been gathered connects all four shooting victims to the Rio Volcan Apartments.
Northeast Albuquerque shooting
According to police, a man was shot in the neck in northeast Albuquerque. The shooting victim said he tried to stop a pair of thieves who broke into a neighbor's apartment.
The Albuquerque Police Department was called to the Casa Bonita Apartments around 7:30 p.m., where officers found the man who was shot. The man said he had seen a man and woman break into an apartment and steal a purse by force.
Police said the man tried to intervene and was shot. Officers were unable to find the man who shot him.
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller issued the following statement:
"Last night's outbreak of shootings is appalling. There is much more work to do to tackle crime in our city. We are fed up with the gun violence, gang and addiction issues gripping parts of our city, and I am determined to keep fighting against violence in our city - on behalf of the families who lost loved ones last night and all the families who have lost loved ones to violence."
Anyone with information about any of the shootings is asked to call police at 242-COPS.
NOTE: Initially, police reported that two people had died from the shooting at the Rio Volcan Apartments. Police now say that one person, who was thought to be deceased, is actually in critical condition. KOB 4 will provide updates as information is made available.
Updated: September 13, 2019 04:32 PM
Created: September 13, 2019 08:03 AM
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