New Mexico State Police say there is an active shooting in Albuquerque near Fifth Street and Candelaria. Nearby La Luz Elementary and Garfield Middle schools have been placed on lockdown due to the police activity in the area.
Police are currently on the scene and are currently asking civilians to avoid the area. There are is no word on any injuries or fatalities at this time.
Update (3:50 p.m. – New Mexico State Police say the suspect involved in an active shooting situation in northeast Albuquerque has been contained in a residence.)
State Police in active shooting at 5th and Candelaria in ABQ. AVOID THE AREA. Shooting is still active. pic.twitter.com/LZ5ydGzP7N
— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) March 15, 2018
According to Albuquerque Public Schools, La Luz Elementary, Garfield Middle school, the Albuquerque Preschool Co-op, MacArthur Elementary, Griegos Elementary and Valley High School have been placed on lockdown, while Cochiti Elementary School implemented a shelter in place.
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Old Town is filled with historic adobe buildings, such as San Felipe de Neri Church, 5 museums, and shops selling Native American handicrafts. Nearby, The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center traces the area’s tribal history.
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