Candlelight vigil held for man killed near Old Town

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Friends and family gathered to remember Nelson Gallegos Jr., who was shot and killed Wednesday in an apparent road rage shooting near Old Town.

Gallegos Jr. was a veteran who was active at church and in Albuquerque’s lowrider community. This isn’t the first time such a tragedy has hit his family.

"My cousin Kyle Martinez was murdered a year ago," said Michelle Martinez, Gallegos Jr.’s sister. "The same thing, someone just came up and shot her 15-year-old son – it’s time for the violence to stop."

The family said they will meet outside of the Central Grill Friday to release balloons and remember the man Gallegos Jr. was.