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Albuquerque Shooting Leaves Five Dead, Teenager Charged

Albuquerque Shooting Leaves Five Dead, Teenager Charged

An Albuquerque shooting has left five people dead and a teenager charged, with investigators still combing over a home on the outskirts of the New Mexico city for clues as to what happened.

In the Albuquerque shooting, a man, a woman, and three children were found killed in a home near the city. The victims were found on Saturday night at a home on the southwestern edge of the city, said Deputy Aaron Williamson, a spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department.

Each victim was shot multiple times, and police found several guns at the home including what they termed a “military-style” rifle. Police said they now are trying to determine who owned several guns that were found inside the home, including the military-style rifle.

The teenager police believe is responsible has been charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse. He will likely be arraigned on Tuesday, police said.

The boy is believed to be about 15 years old, The Associated Press reported. The shooting took place in an unincorporated area that lies about 10 minutes southwest of downtown Albuquerque.

Police said they weren’t sure how the teenager was related to the victims, and Williamson would not say whether the victims were related, CNN reported. He noted that police were still trying to figure out exactly what their relation was.

Police have still not released the identities of the victims of the Albuquerque shooting.

The Albuquerque shooting takes place in a highly charged political climate related to gun crimes. The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December has placed a stronger focus on crimes committed with guns, especially those with so-called assault rifles.

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96 Responses to “Albuquerque Shooting Leaves Five Dead, Teenager Charged”

  1. Christine Becker

    How are the three children "child abuse?" Those are three more counts of murder!

  2. Lawrence Wise

    two charges of murder and 3 counts of child abuse. You mean to tell me that cold bloodedly killing a child is not murder, or is child abuse a higher crime than murder. Something is wrong with that states laws, the cities laws, the law enforcement community or the reporter.

  3. Anonymous

    background checks , mental competency tests and last but not least to pass a proficiency course before any gun ( regardless of what type) can be sold anywhere in the USA.

  4. Larry Fyne

    What's being said is you've got another crazy guy shootin' people not any between the lines suggestion we need any more gun control.

  5. Jan Jon Munkler

    only a lad you really can't blame him, only a lad society made him, hey there Johnny boy I hope you fry! Our young people have gone crazy.This young man just pissed his life away.Killed 5 people, 3 we're children.Can he be rehabilitated? Should he get life in prison or until he's 21? Should he get life without parole? Can a 15 year old get the death penalty? All I can do is pray to God that are young people find Christ and stop the madness.

  6. Richard Yanke

    so criminals decided to kill these people and then leave "military style" guns there…something is not right about this story.

  7. Anonymous

    And still a majority of people in this country oppose stricter gun regulation's. What should we do… cross our fingers and hope it doesn't happen again.

  8. Gerry StLouis

    My question is: why do civilians need to own military-style rifle for? Would anybody please tell me?

  9. Gerry StLouis

    My question is: why do civilians need to own military-style rifle for? Would anybody please tell me?

  10. Mike Thorne

    No John, you are a moron! You think that if you can't stop all killing, then why do anything at all…

  11. Jennifer Granholm

    Gerry – I don't believe you even know why you object to one?

  12. Dan Wessel

    this is sad. the media has made these punks into celebrities and now the real killings will begin from kids wanting to be famous. copy/cats if you will. The media coverage is making it wors. You don't hear anything about murders related to drugs or illegal aliens on the southern border. I am sure that more people die each week in Chicago than all of these murders combined. Arm yourself and protect yourself. The crazies still have the element of suprise. Be careful out there. Maybe even bring back religion so that our kids know right from wrong.

  13. Duane Carroll

    You're at a crowded public place. Shots ring out. In the crowd, a gun battle has begun.
    What if everyone there had guns, and then everybody just shot at everybody else that was shooting?

  14. Darryl Reyes

    I'm still wondering about that. Hell for home invasions all you really need is a regular handgun or shotgun, not an military-style ANYTHING.

  15. Erwin Embro

    I don't believe any of the media propaganda anymore Has anyone, meaning real civilians seen any bodies? lets not jump to conclusions, Ineed proof, I don't believe sandyhook happened either, no bodies no murders..

  16. Gloria Booth

    Gerry StLouis I will tell you.

    To protect and defend oneself and family against drug gangs, rapists, home invaders, murderers, drug addicts, Islamic terrorists … yes, with our open borders illegals from Muslim countries are entering the US. and lastly, from our corrupt federal government.

    Look at the news in Algeria. Islamists are going wild in the world and we in America need to be adequately armed. Our government under BO is arming Mexico and the muslim brotherhood, but he wants to disarm the American people. We should be getting tax credits so the average American citizen could purchase a gun for self protection. That would save many lives, and decrease crime.

    OPEN YOUR EYES. gun control increases crime, does nothing to prevent criminals from getting guns, and puts the innocent and law abiding people at risk and unable to protect themselves.

  17. Gloria Booth

    gun regulations mean NOTHING to drug addicts and other criminals – we need to encourage and support all the law abiding citizens to own and carry guns

  18. Gloria Booth

    To protect and defend oneself and family against drug gangs, rapists, home invaders, murderers, drug addicts, Islamic terrorists … yes, with our open borders illegals from Muslim countries are entering the US. and lastly, from our corrupt federal government.

    Look at the news in Algeria. Islamists are going wild in the world and we in America need to be adequately armed. Our government under BO is arming Mexico and the muslim brotherhood, but he wants to disarm the American people. We should be getting tax credits so the average American citizen could purchase a gun for self protection. That would save many lives, and decrease crime.

    OPEN YOUR EYES. gun control increases crime, does nothing to prevent criminals from getting guns, and puts the innocent and law abiding people at risk and unable to protect themselves.

  19. Keith R. Martin

    Pay attention to something besides the liberal mainstream media. Read the 2nd amendment to the constitution of the United States. Its not about burglars or about hunting.

  20. Alan Adams

    Biden made the statement a couple of days ago that they don't have time to enforce the existing gun laws, so adding new ones will accomplish exactly nothing.

  21. Kyle Fisher

    It's their right. Why do people need to own a car that goes 180mph when speed limits are 70-75mph max?????????????????? Answer that for me big guy.

  22. Alan Adams

    Until the underlying problems in this society are addressed, no amount of gun regulation will change a thing. Blame the actor, not the tool they use.

  23. Kyle Fisher

    People will kill people, whether it be a rock, a knife, or a gun. Just so happens instead of blaming alcohol which has killed more people then any violent crime or war, people want to blame guns because of the select few who abuse them.

  24. Ernst Pierre-louis

    People don't need military-style riffle to protect one's family. My Glock holds 9 bullets plus extra mags. If I need more than that then I have a problem.
    You see if you instill enough fear in people, you'll have them sleep in bullet-proof underpants and drive armored vehicle. Somebody's making some pretty penny out there and they don't want you messing with that! Remember the feds have drones, f14, and tanks… Who's fooling who?

  25. Landon McCan

    Why Gerry and Darryl? Where have you guys been? Are your heads in the effing sand? Keith is exactly right, the 2nd ammendment is there to protect us against a tyrannical government. If thats the case, your damn right I want a military-style rifle to protect my rights!!!!

  26. Anonymous

    Two counts of murder and 3 counts of child abuse? Since when is a dead child not murder?

  27. Chris Burr

    …Why do civilians need a military-style rifle?….Because the government has military rifles….and the best reason is because if we want one, we have that right provided by the 2nd amendment…..

  28. Chris Burr

    …The Obama loving left will never understand what the 2nd Amendment was set in place for…..They'll just bend over and let him do what he wants and they'll just grin about it because it makes conservatives angry….but they won't realize it until it's too late that they will have no protection from a government that only wants to control them….

  29. Nicole Jacobson

    I hope your "military style" guns can stand up to tanks, bombs etc etc!! You people are wacked out if our own government comes after us we are all FUCKED they are the strongest army in the world, nothing you and billy bob do is gonna save our asses, why don't you ask the people of Syria how overtaking a tryannical government is working out for them? In the meantime we can stop the stupid mass shootings.

  30. Chris Burr

    …That's got to be the stupidest comment I've ever seen….Congratulations!!! You won!!!…

  31. Chris Burr

    Let's put an emphasis on the "military style" rifle before we know what happened….

  32. Kim Wilgeroth Honeycutt

    Notice how many times they use the term "military-style"? So tired of this government and the media forcing this garbage down our throats. They want to disarm the American people and are using this term to say that only military or police should have these weapons. They are AMAZING at pushing their agenda and having the sheep follow. They are using these awful situations to push their agenda. Sad. If a person wants to commit murder, they will use a knife, shovel, plastic bag, gun, anything to accomplish their mission. The gun is not the problem!

  33. Anonymous

    Ha! Child abuse instead of murder? Must've been a white kid who pulled the trigger.

  34. Jerry Steven Sanchez I

    Your in your car driving down the road and you come to an enter section, you have a green light and keep driving and two drunks run their red lights and hit your car and kills everyone in the car! Your painting a scenario that has never happened to insight fear, and you think law abiding responsible gun owners act liberals. Wont happen!

  35. Jerry Steven Sanchez I

    More people die every year in car accidents, when are you going to give up you car? The majority of all gun deaths in the US is gang related, which are criminals and they don't follow the law. If gun control was the asnswer and worked the Chicago would be the ideal place to live, they have the strictest gun laws, but instead it is the murder capitol of the nation.

  36. Monica McCarthy

    Ive never heard of such a thing! He killed 2 adults and 3 children. 3 + 2 equals 5. He muredered 5 people. That must be an error in the writing of this article. How can killing 3 kids be considered Child Abuse or the writer got the information wrong.

  37. Chris White

    The idea that a document written in the 1700's should not be adjusted for our times, but instead accepted word for word is just ludicrous. In the same document it was written that every man was created equal, while slavery was still in full swing. Should we have then just continued the status quo of allowing slavery, and having a slave only be worth 3/5's an actual person, because back in the 1700's that was alright? Times change and not attempting to change with the times but stand against them with the "support" of a 200 plus year old document is foolish. No one knows what they meant by well armed militia. maybe they just meant military should have weapons, or stated appointed groups, or everyone and there grandmother. Times change, and due to this we must also change the way we think, and the way we view the issues.

  38. Roger Flores

    You right wing-nuts never cease to amaze me, the 2nd amendment was written before we had armed services, they were in place to protect us against a militia, your going to protect yourselves from your kids and your neighbors kids who are serving? Wake up already!

  39. Roger Flores

    Jerry Steven Sanchez I the only fear mongering going on is from the right wing- nut media who are telling you naive fools that they are coming for your guns!

  40. Roy Browning

    It is quite obvious that these crimes are in direct response to media and presidential attention. If we can make the press and the president make more comments maybe we can make all of the mentally unbalanced people act together and finally rid our streets of them. Of course it will cost the lives of many, including children, but the president already said we would have to make sacrifices so it is ok, right?

  41. Peter Erkelenz

    "Military style rifle" is an ambiguous term the liberal media uses to incite a reaction from the average person. How about he was run over by a drunk, driving a military style vehicle. Wow that must have been horrific. Get the point. Or how about he was stabbed by a military style knife. Much worse than being stabbed by a regular knife.

  42. Gary Gunnels

    Simple, They are NOT milllitary full auto weapons. The only difference between an evil horrible dasdardly millitary style weapon and a regular semi auto hunting weapon, is the looks and the color. that is all. The AR-15 rifle is a very fine rifle for target compitition and varmint hunting. there are over 100 million in civilian hands in this country right now. Why do we never hear a headline like this, "THIS JUST IN, 100 MILLION AR-15 RIFLES WERE NOT USED IN ANY CRIME TODAY" They just look scary to the liberals.

  43. Dale Wood

    The only reason killers prefer guns to commit their crimes is you don't have to see your victim up close. Banning guns won't stop these inhuman killers. They will kill no matter what they have to use or how close they have to get.

  44. Matt Culver

    After the dust settles we will find a teenager raised in a broken home, doctor prescribed psychiatric drugs, and a unhealthy addiction to violent video games. But the NRA and law abiding citizens will be targeted by the socialist regime hell bent on gun control.

  45. Michelle Maynor

    Why did Rosa Park have the"need" to sit in the front of the bus…..in a FREE country there is no requirement to show NEED to exercise a RIGHT

  46. Roy Browning

    Or the left wing media ignoring the mental health issues, the Constitutional issues, and pushing on with Nazi inspired propaganda (By Nazi style I refer to the presidents use of Hitlers recommendation in his book Mein Kampf. "The state must declare the children to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as it is perceived that the government is working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation") Hitler also liked to use children as props for his political moves, just like Obama who has obviously read the book.

  47. Michelle Maynor

    The United States has been based on FREEDOM..if those that dont like living in a country that has so much FREEDOM, they need to move to another country that is not based on that..U cant pick and choose which parts of OUR CONSTITUTION you want to live by

  48. Peter Tudosio

    Hey, 'genius', itsx obvious the guns were owned legaly by his dad(of course hes the son), just like the
    punk at Sandy Hook(his mother not only bought the guns but tought him how to shoot).You oblivious idiots, concentrating in the wrong direction! A lot of these tragedies/murders a re commited by 'sane', church-going, family men who SNAP,or family member(son) who got pissed at the parents that they told him to stop playing violent videogames,or told him to feed the ..cows!~ Wake up, idiots, ITS the LEGAL guns owners that are commiting moere and more of these murders!

  49. Chris Burr

    …You Obama-loving, left-wing, cry-baby, suck-up, gullible, morons don't have a clue….Obama said himself that he wants a ban on "assault" rifles….But he wants the ban on semi-automatic rifles, which are not military "assault" rifles….You libturds are too stupid to even know what y'all are talking about….You just repeat whatever the left-leaning media says and you fall for their lies and deception like good little sheep….Obama tell you that the guns are bad and you don't question or research, you just follow right along like the good little sheep that you are….Conservatives are not the pansies that the liberals are…We don't take kindly to the government telling us what we can and can't have….ESPECIALLY when it's protected by the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of RIGHTS…..and they SHALL NOT be infringed!!!…..

  50. JM Magilla

    Can someone address this one question without some BS liberal answer. How would any of those checks and tests had impact on the most recent elementary school shooting.

  51. Shane N Mary Arthur

    Its not about fear…Fear would be me not standing up for my rights because of half the country wanting to take it away.I'm standing

  52. JM Magilla

    Roger- did you cry when Pujols left st louis? I have a feeling you're pretty naive yourself.

  53. Shane N Mary Arthur

    $10 back ground check, $50 to $100 for proficiency test Mental test $?? infringement on rights priceless… Sorry no thanks

  54. JM Magilla

    The 2nd amendment wasn't written for home protection or hunting. Read and understand the Bill of Rights and stop talking!!!Your opinion doesn't matter. Stop watching TV and READ!

  55. JM Magilla

    Shut up, quit watching TV and start reading the bill of rights, people.

  56. JM Magilla

    Shut up, quit watching TV and start reading the bill of rights, people.

  57. Anonymous

    Because 7 armed men kight decide to do a home invasion moron! It happened HERE IN CALIFORNIA just last week! When the CRIMINALS start ramping up, the LEGAL CITIZEN needs to be LEGALLY justified in doing likewise.
    However, this is NOT what the 2nd Amdt is about…it's about EACH CITIZEN being in possession of the SAME TYPE of firearm as the "ARMY" in order to prevent government oppression!
    Moron.

  58. Randy Guy

    Guns are already regulated. Remember Columbine? Happened during the assault weapons ban.

  59. Peter Tudosio

    Hey, 'genius', these are LEGAL gun owners who PASSED your fkng mental compentecy tests, background tests or proficiency course and they still commit most of these murders in US when they SNAP or a family member(usually a young punk, who didnt appreciate being told what to do anymore, like i assume what happened here) have access to them and use them! Stop repeating like a robot about 'crazies', they commit the least murders and they never ) You got it, 'genius? Its the legal gun owners that passed every test!!! How well they pass them? Just look what happened only yesterday, at 3-4 different gun shows in US, DOZENS of people hurt/shot, 'accidentally'!! Thats how safe these imbeciles are!!!

  60. Lee Gallion

    Lie some more! Sandy Hook Was commited with 4 HAND GUNS! Not an "assault rifle", get over it Democrats!

  61. Marty Altmann

    How many people were killed by guns in Chicago this weekend? I bet more than 5.

  62. Roy Browning

    Because the majority of people in this country see this as the scam it is, a political game where the president racks up points for his preplanned agenda to glorify his existence at the expense of the American people while accomplishing nothing but division and hate.

  63. Heather Lindsey LaFon

    Civilians don't use or own military style rifles. NO military uses the AR-15 or any other civilian rifle because they are NOT suitable for military action. You are being manipulated by semantics. An AR-15 is the same as my hunting rifle, it just looks scarier. The AR in AR-15 stands for ArmaLite Rifle, NOT assault rifle. Education is key to overcoming fear.

  64. Heather Lindsey LaFon

    Civilians don't use or own military style rifles. NO military uses the AR-15 or any other civilian rifle because they are NOT suitable for military action. You are being manipulated by semantics. An AR-15 is the same as my hunting rifle, it just looks scarier. The AR in AR-15 stands for ArmaLite Rifle, NOT assault rifle. Education is key to overcoming fear.

  65. Matt Culver

    When the Federal govt gives fully automatic rifles to Mexican drug cartels, allows illegal immigration and won't enforce immigration law, has open borders, allows gangs to roam freely, deliberately spends more than we can ever pay back, devalues our dollar, regulates businesses into bankruptcy, creates fraudulent govt agencies like California Air Resources Board, allows killers out of prison, gives billions to other countries to drill offshore oil and trys to prevent us, you had better be equally armed as your local sheriff and form a very strong trained, organised, and equipped neighborhood watch.

  66. Matt Culver

    Tyrants have killed hundreds of millions of their own countrymen when they disarmed them.

  67. Will Ford

    BECAUSE, IF you knew anything about the SECOND AMENMENT you would know and NOT ask such SILLY AZZ questions

  68. Rebecca Funkhouser Lovato

    I live where it happened, the father that was killed was a pastor on leave of absence from our church, his family still attended church. He prayed to dedicate our son a little over 2 years ago. He was a nice, kind man. They are learning more and more as each hour passes and there will be a press conference held on Tuesday with the most current information. It's very sad as the children killed were very young, 5, 2 and I believe and infant.