BCSO confirms 2 brothers killed in weekend shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One mother is now grieving the loss of two sons, ages 14 and 15, shot over the weekend in southwest Albuquerque. 

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the 14-year-old boy was taken off life support Tuesday and pronounced dead. Deputies are now investigating the case as a double homicide.

Bernalillo County deputies have not released the boys’ names. However, they confirmed both were shot late Friday night at a gated mobile home park off Atrisco Vista Boulevard. 

Deputies said the 15-year-old boy – the older brother – died at that scene.

Deputies continue to search for unidentified suspects they said took off from the shooting in a dark-colored, 4-door car. 

A woman claimed on Facebook that her sons were the two young victims in Friday night’s shooting. In a second post, she wrote she lost her oldest and her second will not pull through. 

A GoFundMe for the family has raised more than $8,400. In an update on the page, the family said they planned to donate the younger brothers’ organs and would say their goodbyes to him Monday night. 

BCSO asks anyone with information on Friday’s shooting to email violentcrimes@bernco.gov