APD: 3 killed in North Valley neighborhood

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Police say three people were killed Thursday morning in a North Valley neighborhood.

According to the Albuquerque Police Department, 36-year-old Danay Morales-Hernandez and 25-year-old Omar Rodriguez-Hechemendia were found stabbed to death. Morales-Hernandez was found inside a home, and Rodriguez-Hechemendia was found in the street in front of the home.

Police said the third person, a man, was found inside the home. An autopsy determined he died as a result of a gunshot wound. Police have not released the identity of the man at this time.

While entering the house, APD made another startling discovery.

“They noticed that there was one individual locked in one of the back rooms or bathrooms,” Gallegos said.

Police say they got this person out of the house — a person they do not believe to be involved in the incident.

Another disheartening addition to the scene was the sight of a very young girl in the care of officials Thursday morning.

“We had a little girl that was with officers as everyone arrived, and they were taking care of her,” Gallegos said.

“I think it was an off-duty person with AFR who was taking care of this little girl. CYFD is on scene here; they’re going to take care of her and find relatives and those things.”

The investigation is ongoing.