Muslim community member was one of two overnight homicide victims

Police say one of the two victims who died in separate homicides overnight in Albuquerque was a member of the Muslim community. An APD spokesman says the shooting could be connected to three other recent homicides involving Muslim men from South Asia.The incident took place just before midnight Friday evening. Police received a call regarding a shooting in the area of ​​Truman St. NE and Grand Ave. NOT. Officers arrived to find a person dead from at least one gunshot wound. At a news conference Saturday afternoon, officials expressed concern over the series of shootings.”We’ve never gone through anything like this before,” said Ahmad Assed, President of the Islamic Center of New Mexico. “This is really a surreal time for us. We’re in fear of the safety of our children, our families.””It’s not about just the Muslim community, but the entire community,” Assed added. “We’re all in it together. This is a very troubling time for all of us.” The second overnight incident took place around 1:30 am Saturday. Police were called out to Eastern Ave. SE and Amherst Dr. SE, after reports of a shooting. Officers discovered a body and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. That incident is notBoth incidents are under investigation.

Police say one of the two victims who died in separate homicides overnight in Albuquerque was a member of the Muslim community. An APD spokesman says the shooting could be connected to three other recent homicides involving Muslim men from South Asia.

The incident took place just before midnight Friday evening. Police received a call regarding a shooting in the area of ​​Truman St. NE and Grand Ave. NOT. Officers arrived to find a person dead from at least one gunshot wound.

At a news conference Saturday afternoon, officials expressed concern over the series of shootings.

“We’ve never gone through anything like this before,” said Ahmad Assed, President of the Islamic Center of New Mexico. “This is really a surreal time for us. We’re in fear of the safety of our children, our families.”

“It’s not about just the Muslim community, but the entire community,” Assed added. “We’re all in it together. This is a very troubling time for all of us.”

The second overnight incident took place around 1:30 am Saturday. Police were called out to Eastern Ave. SE and Amherst Dr. SE, after reports of a shooting. Officers discovered a body and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. That incident is not

Both incidents are under investigation.

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