A teenage student was killed and a college basketball player was injured in a shooting on the campus of the University of New Mexico, police said.
State police are searching for suspects who fled the aftermath of the horror gun violence that left a 19-year-old University of New Mexico student dead and New Mexico State University player Mike Peek injured, sources have said. But told local outlets.
The shooting happened in the early hours of Saturday morning, when the two state schools were coming together for a highly anticipated basketball game. The event has since been cancelled.
Police said the 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, while Peek was taken to a hospital where he remains in stable condition.
Police believe that a fight between four men occurred near several dormitories at UNM, which led to the shooting.
Two of the four men fled and remain on the run, but police said there was no danger to the public at this time and considered the shooting an “isolated incident”.
Photos of the active crime scene show investigators taping off a normally busy area in the middle of residential buildings.
The University of New Mexico’s athletics department released a statement acknowledging the shooting and announcing that the game had been canceled.
“Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy,” the university department wrote.
While officials have not yet named one of the victims as Mike Peek, multiple sources reportedly told the Las Cruces Sun-News that he was the one injured.
Peak played as the starting power forward for the first two games of the season with the NMSU Aggies.
He played at Georgia and Austin Peay before attending the University of New Mexico.
The major rivalry game sold 13,000 tickets before the blowout cancellation.
The teams announced that they would issue refunds if needed and would reschedule the game for December 3.