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Albuquerque sees 3 different homicides over the weekend

May 2, 2022 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque are dealing with three difference homicide scenes that occurred over the weekend.

Albuquerque police say on Sunday officers responded to a single-vehicle car crash. One person was taken to the hospital and later died. But the victim had a gunshot wound. So the cause of death remains under investigation.

Earlier in the day around 4 a.m., a woman asked a neighbor to call police after she claimed to have stabbed her boyfriend. Officers found a man dead inside the woman’s home with wounds consistent with a stabbing.

The woman told investigators her boyfriend had tried to stab her first. She was taken to the hospital for injuries. She has not been arrested.

On Saturday, police were called at 11 p.m. about a shooting. They found two people shot to death inside a home. There have been no arrests.

New Mexico’s largest city has faced persistent crime problems. Albuquerque shattered its homicide record last year.