2 homicides in Albuquerque; motorcyclist shot then crashed

June 6, 2021 GMT

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.

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.