One person has died and another is in critical condition following a shooting in the Pit parking lot in SE ABQ, according to the Albuquerque Police. The shooter is currently being sought after. The incident occurred just minutes before the Isotopes game ended, causing hundreds of people to leave the stadium.
#BREAKING: @ABQPOLICE say 1 dead, 1 critical in shooting in the #Pit parking lot in SE ABQ. Search is on for shooter. This happened minutes before the #Isotopes game ended across the street and hundreds left the stadium. @TommyLopezTV waiting on an update with APD rep. @KOB4
— Tessa Mentus (@TessaMentus) September 7, 2023
1 Dead, 1 Critical in Shooting at Albuquerque’s Pit Parking Lot
Albuquerque, NM – A shooting in the Pit parking lot in southeast Albuquerque has left one person dead and another in critical condition, according to the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). The incident occurred just minutes before the Isotopes game ended across the street, causing panic among hundreds of spectators leaving the stadium.
The search is currently underway for the shooter. Authorities have not released any information about the suspect or a possible motive for the shooting. APD spokesperson Tommy Lopez is expected to provide an update soon.
The shooting has sent shockwaves through the local community, raising concerns about public safety. The Pit, which is the University of New Mexico’s basketball arena, is a popular venue for sports events and concerts. The incident occurring in such a heavily populated area has left residents and visitors worried about their safety.
Eyewitnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing people fleeing the scene in panic. Several individuals rushed to aid the victims until emergency services arrived. The deceased victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of family members.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing issue of gun violence in the United States. Albuquerque has experienced a rise in shootings in recent years, prompting local officials to take measures to address the problem. However, incidents like this highlight the challenges they face in ensuring public safety.
As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. The APD is working diligently to identify and apprehend the shooter to prevent any further violence..