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One dead after report of shooting in Portales


July 19, 2018

David Grieder

Sandy Loomis, left, with the 9th Judicial District's Major Crimes Unit, talks with an unidentified man from the Office of the Medical Investigator outside a Portales residence where one person was found dead.

PORTALES - Police are investigating the death of an individual found early Thursday morning at a residence in the 1400 block of South Avenue B in Portales.

A police news release said officers responded about 3:30 a.m. Thursday "regarding a possible shooting."

Police "located a deceased subject" on arrival and the 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit was activated and responded, the release said.

Officials did not name the deceased and did not address whether any arrests had been made or whether any suspects have been identified.

Portales police did not immediately respond to requests for additional information.

Officials were seen late Thursday morning wheeling what appeared to be a body from the residence.


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