Tragedy has struck the campus of the University of New Mexico on Saturday.
An early morning shooting has taken the life of one person.
Albuquerque Police responded to a call for assistance from UNM Police around 3 a.m. When APD arrived they found one person deceased from a gunshot wound.
The investigation is ongoing for APD, but they have said there is no more immediate threat to anyone on campus.
New Mexico State Police announced that a 19-year old and 21-year old were involved in the shooting. Police state that the 19-year old was the one deceased at the scene, while the 21-year old was transported to a local hospital.
The 21-year old has been identified as Mike Peake, a member of the New Mexico State basketball team. He is listed in stable condition.
The 19-year old was identified by police as Brandon Travis, a UNM student.
New Mexico State Police announced on Sunday that Travis, a 17-year old female, and two of Travis’ friends lured Leake into the campus with the intent of assaulting him.
When Travis pulled a gun and shot Leake, Leake in turn pulled a gun and shot Travis, mortally wounding him.
As of Sunday night Leake’s status at an Albuquerque hospital is still unknown and police stated he is the victim in this situation.
Following the incident, both UNM and NMSU jointly decided to postpone Saturday night’s men’s basketball game, no makeup date has been announced.
“The impact of this experience is life-changing for so many and will extend far beyond expressions of grief and sense of loss and far beyond the Lobo community,” UNM President Garnett Stokes said in a statement Saturday. “I cannot express how deeply saddened I am by this tragedy on so many levels.”
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.