1 dead, 1 injured in shooting at University of New Mexico involving students of rival schools

A 19-year-old University of New Mexico student was killed in a gunfight with a New Mexico State University basketball player Saturday morning.

The 21-year-old player was injured and hospitalized following the shooting outside a dormitory on the University of New Mexico’s main campus in Albuquerque, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police.

Around 3 a.m. Saturday, police responded to an altercation involving four people, which resulted in shots being fired.

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting at University of New Mexico involving students of rival schools

The shooting occurred several hours before a men’s basketball game between the two rival schools was scheduled to take place at the University of New Mexico. As a result of the shooting, the game was postponed.

“Our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this tragedy,” UNM’s basketball team tweeted.

Police are still searching for two other individuals believed to have been involved. There is currently no threat to the campus community, police said.

“This investigation is in the very preliminary stages as investigators and crime scene agents work to process the evidence and identify witnesses to learn what lead up to the shooting,” NMSP said Saturday.

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting at University of New Mexico involving students of rival schools
Neither of the students involved have been identified.

Neither victim has been identified by police, and the condition of the player who was injured is currently unknown.

The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is leading the investigation, which is being assisted by the New Mexico State Police Crime Scene Team and the University of New Mexico Police Department.

source:nsemwokrom.com