ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police were investigating two suspected homicides in Albuquerque on Sunday, including one involving a motorcyclist who appeared to have been shot before crashing. Both incidents were reported to police within 10 minutes of each other.
Police questioned but released two people at the scene of the other killing of a man early Sunday on the west of town where shots were fired and one man died, police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said.
Officers who were called to an area near Broadway and Coal avenues at about 1:30 a.m. found a male motorcyclist who was suffering from a gunshot injury and later died at a local hospital, Gallegos said.
About 10 minutes later, police responded to reports of shots fired in the 7300 block of Blue Avena where a man was found dead at a residence, he said.
There’s no indication the killings were related. No other details have been released.
If both cases are determined to be homicides, they would be the 51st and 52nd homicide of the year investigated by Albuquerque Police.