1 dead following shooting in downtown Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – One man was fatally shot near 6th and Gold Avenue Friday morning.
According to APD Lt. Ray Del Greco, police received a gunshot detection alert around 11:21 a.m. Officers arrived at the scene mid-block in an alleyway on 6th Street between Gold and Central.
Another shooting occurred in the area Feb. 25 but officers say there is nothing about the block that would lead to this type of violence.
“It’s very rare, as a matter of fact, when I got the notification that there was a homicide in the area, I was shocked because it’s broad daylight in the middle of downtown. It’s usually a very safe area," Lt. Del Greco said.
Two nearby schools – Amy Biehl Charter and Siembra Leadership high schools – were not involved in the shooting. However, they were in a shelter in place Friday morning while police investigated. The shelter in place has been lifted at each school.
Police say there is no current danger to the area. No information is available about any possible suspects but police are reviewing video surveillance, talking to witnesses and searching the area, as a part of their active investigation.
#BREAKING: Downtown shooting at 6th and Gold. @ABQPOLICE have a couple blocks taped off for a perimeter. Interestingly, a nearby school official says police told them there’s no danger to them and it appears they’re releasing kids for lunch as normal. @KOB4 pic.twitter.com/phEJsqv8Tv— Ryan Laughlin (@RyanLaughlinKOB) March 4, 2022
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