APD investigates 2 homicides across Albuquerque 

APD investigates 2 homicides across Albuquerque

Albuquerque police are busy Wednesday night with not one, but two new homicide investigations.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque police are busy Wednesday night with not one, but two new homicide investigations. 

APD leaders say it appears both killings involved a group of people who took off running after shooting someone. However, police say there is no evidence directly connecting the two incidents.


The first shooting happened in a neighborhood near Central and Pennsylvania Wednesday morning. Police say a man was shot and later died at a local hospital.

As of Wednesday night, there is no information about a potential suspect or suspects.


It’s a strikingly similar story for Wednesday’s second deadly shooting. It happened at the Twisters near Menaul and University.

Investigators believe there was some type of altercation in front of the restaurant and a man was shot.

Police say that man was also taken to the hospital, where he also died.

APD leaders say they are still interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video to identify any suspects.

“If there’s anyone in the community who has possibly has video or any knowledge of this homicide, please call 242-COPS and let them know,” said APD Public Information Officer Gilbert Gallegos. 

It appears Wednesday’s shootings are the 16th and 17th homicide investigations for Albuquerque police this year, which is a few more than this time last year.

However, police leaders noticed another trend after Wednesday’s deadly shootings.

“We were looking back at March of last year. We had three murders in one day last year around the same time period, so we’ve had a relatively quiet February, and now we’ve had a few homicides here in March. So it’s kind of ebbs and flows as we all know, but it’s putting our detectives at work,” said Gallegos. 

Albuquerque police have not yet identified either of the victim’s in Wednesday’s shootings.