ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The New Mexico State vs. New Mexico men’s basketball game scheduled for Saturday was postponed after a 19-year-old man was killed and a 21-year-old man was injured in a predawn shooting on the University of New Mexico. campus in Albuquerque.
The shooting took place around 3 a.m. Saturday and the injured man was taken to a hospital for treatment for unspecified injuries, police said. His condition was not immediately released.
Albuquerque police called the shooting “a unique incident” and not a threat to other students on campus.
“This is not an active shooter,” the department said.
The university issued alerts overnight notifying the campus community that the shooting occurred near Alvarado Hall, a student dormitory.
Albuquerque police and the University are investigating the shooting. State police said the investigation was in the preliminary stages, but authorities did not believe there was an ongoing threat to the community.
Steve Kirkland, athletic director for the University of New Mexico, said in a statement that officials from both schools decided to postpone the evening’s basketball game.
“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy,” the statement said, adding that details will be released at a later time regarding the game’s rescheduling and refunds.
The Rio Grande Rivalry matchup between the Lobos (3-0) and Aggies (1-1) was scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at The Pit, where the sports department said more than 13,000 tickets had been sold.