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The Muslim community member was one of two homicide victims overnight

Written by Javed Iqbal

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 may be connected to three other recent killings involving Muslim men from South Asia. The incident took place just before midnight on Friday night. Police received a call regarding a shooting in the area of ​​Truman St. NE and Grand Ave. NO. Officers arrived to find one person dead from at least one gunshot wound. At a press conference Saturday afternoon, officials expressed concern over the string of shootings. “We’ve never been 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 are in fear for the safety of our children, our families.” “It’s not just about the Muslim community, but the whole community,” Assed added. “We’re all in it together. It’s a very worrying time for all of us.” The second overnight incident happened around 1.30am on Saturday. Police were called to Eastern Ave. SE and Amherst Dr. WATCH for reports of a shooting. Officers found a body and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. That incident is not. Both 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 may be connected to three other recent killings involving Muslim men from South Asia.

The incident took place just before midnight on Friday night. Police received a call regarding a shooting in the area of ​​Truman St. NE and Grand Ave. NO. Officers arrived to find one person dead from at least one gunshot wound.

At a news conference Saturday afternoon, officials expressed concern about the string of shootings.

“We’ve never been 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 are in fear for the safety of our children, our families.”

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

The second overnight incident happened around 1.30am on Saturday. Police were called to Eastern Ave. SE and Amherst Dr. WATCH for reports of a shooting. Officers found a body and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. That incident is not

Both incidents are under investigation.

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