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New Mexico State-New Mexico basketball game postponed after shooting

New Mexico State-New Mexico basketball game postponed after shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The State of New Mexiconew mexico A men’s basketball game scheduled for Saturday was postponed after a 19-year-old man was killed and a 21-year-old man was injured on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Saturday and the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, police said. His condition was not immediately released.

Albuquerque police called the shooting “an isolated incident” and not a threat to other students on campus.

“This is not an active shooter,” the department said.

The university issued an overnight alert notifying the campus community that the shooting occurred near Alvarado Hall, a student dormitory.

The university and Albuquerque police are investigating the shooting. State police said the investigation was in its early stages, but authorities did not believe there was an ongoing threat to the community.

Steve Kirkland, the University of New Mexico athletic director, said in a statement that officials at both schools decided to postpone the evening basketball game.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy,” the statement said, adding that details on rescheduling and refunding the game would be released later.

The Rio Grande Rivalry matchup between the Lobos (3-0) and Aggies (1-1) was scheduled for 7 pm ET at The Pit, where the athletic department said more than 13,000 tickets had been sold.


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