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University of New Mexico: 1 killed, 1 injured in shooting by rival school students.

University of New Mexico: 1 killed, 1 injured in shooting by rival school students.



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Two men shot during a confrontation on the University of New Mexico campus early Saturday morning are students from rival schools, officials said.

A 19-year-old man was killed and a 21-year-old man was hospitalized after a shooting at UNM’s main campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico State Police (NMSP) said. Press release.

The 19-year-old is a UNM student and the 21-year-old is a student at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico State Police spokesman Ray Wilson said Saturday night.

The shooting occurred hours before a scheduled men’s basketball game at UNM between the cross-state rival schools. The game was suspended in view of the shooting.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy,” UNM’s basketball team said Tweet.

No victims have been identified and state police have not released information on the condition of the survivors.

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

“NMSP does not believe there is an ongoing threat to the community regarding this incident.”

As part of the investigation, the NMSU bus was stopped by state police at a rest stop on Interstate 25 between Albuquerque and Las Cruces, Wilson said. No one was arrested and the bus was later released.

No charges were filed in the case till Saturday night.




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