UNM student speaks out on deadly shooting

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As officials work to piece together what led to the deadly shooting, we’re hearing from a UNM freshman who says he rushed to the scene outside his dorm and tried to save a life. 

“When I looked out the window, and I saw him there, I just felt like– I felt like maybe I had a chance to help him,” said Dylan Farrell, a UNM student. 

Farrell says he woke up to about 15 shots at 3 a.m. Saturday. 

“Called the police, got out of my room, my dorm. Got a med kit with one of my friends. We went out there,” said Farrell. 

As a trained lifeguard, Farrell wanted to help.

“Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that. But, I thought maybe I would’ve, I wish I could’ve,” Farrell said.  

We asked how he was doing. 

“I’m doing alright. It’s been kinda crazy, but I think I’m doing alright,” he said.

Now, unconfirmed rumors are swirling.

“It seemed like something drug related. He had a mask on and gloves, and they were both carrying, which is illegal on campus,” Farrell said. 

Farrell says he found the dead 19-year-old with a handgun, and police tended to a New Mexico State student athlete who had been shot around the corner.

“My parents were – when I told them, my parents were pretty worried. They wanted me to come home right away, and it just sucks that you have to worry about that kind of stuff when you’re just trying to go to college,” Farrell said. 

More questions than answers, and more concerns on campus.

We asked what he told his parents after they wanted him to come home?

“I told them that I know this violence can – it’s – it can be scary, but I still enjoy here, and I don’t want to have to transfer schools. So I hope that we can figure out a way to stop having violence like this on campus,” said Farrell.