One dead, three injured in lunch-hour
shooting in downtown Albuquerque
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[August 09, 2014]
By Joseph Kolb
ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Albuquerque
police on Friday were hunting for a 47-year-old gunman alleged to have
shot four women, one of them fatally, in a downtown industrial park
before fleeing in a car, officials said.
Police were releasing few details about the lunch-hour shooting,
but Albuquerque Police Department spokeswoman Ferris Simmons said
the suspected gunman, identified as Marcos Delgado, of Albuquerque,
fled the scene in a black Dodge Charger and should be considered
armed and dangerous.
"Our hearts are broken," Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry told
Reuters by phone. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family."
The three women were in stable condition in hospital, Simmons said.
Media footage captured by a motorist showed a dark car speeding away
from the scene after witnesses reported hearing a stutter of
One man told ABC-affiliate KOAT that his sister, her mother, and
their dog were among the victims. Footage showed an animal welfare
unit on scene.
Witness Kara Camacho, who works across the street, told the
Albuquerque Journal newspaper she rushed outside after hearing a
burst of gunfire to see four people slumped over inside a green
sedan as the Charger zoomed away. Camacho also said a man told her
his daughter had been shot in the head and three other people
injured and to call for help.
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Reuters could not independently confirm the reports.
Delgado filed for divorce in 2002 and pleaded guilty to drug charges
in 2005, a New Mexico Court database shows.
(Reporting by Joseph Kolb in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Writing by
Eric M. Johnson)
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