A SHOOTING on the University of New Mexico campus has left one teen student dead and a college basketball player injured, police said.
State police are searching for the suspects who ran away following the horror gun violence that killed a 19-year-old University of New Mexico student and injured New Mexico State University player Mike Peake, sources reportedly told local outlets.
The shooting occurred early Saturday morning, hours before the two state schools were coming together for a heavily anticipated basketball game. The event has since been canceled.
The 19-year-old was declared dead at the scene while Peake was rushed to the hospital where he remains in stable condition, police said.
Cops believe a fight broke out between four people near multiple UNM dorms which led to the shooting.
Two of the four people got away and remain at large, but police said there’s no threat to the public at this time and deemed the shooting a “singular incident.”
Photos of the active crime scene show investigators taping off the normally busy area in the middle of the residential buildings.
The University of New Mexico athletics department released a statement that acknowledged the shooting and announced that the game was canceled.
“Our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this tragedy,” the university department wrote.
While officials have yet to name one of the victims as Mike Peake, multiple sources reportedly told Las Cruces Sun-News that he was the one injured.
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Peake has played as the starting power forward with the NMSU Aggies for the first two games of the season.
He played at Georgia and Austin Peay before coming to the New Mexico university.
The major rivalry game had sold 13,000 tickets before the shock cancellation.
The teams announced that they would issue refunds when needed and rescheduled the game for December 3.
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