State employee among 2 people found fatally shot in Santa Fe

July 11, 2019 GMT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a state employee is one of the two people found dead in the downtown Santa Fe area.

The name of the woman wasn’t immediately released Thursday afternoon.

Santa Fe police earlier said a man and a woman both appeared to have been fatally shot but didn’t identify either person.

Police say there isn’t a suspect at large, which could mean the deaths resulted from a murder-suicide or double suicide.

The Albuquerque Journal reports two bodies were found in an SUV parked near the New Mexico Supreme Court and state Public Education Departments buildings around 1 p.m.


In a statement, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called the incident “a horrific tragedy” and says the state employee “was tragically and violently taken from us too soon.”