Portales police investigating fatal shooting Friday


Last updated 5/15/2021 at 11:53am

PORTALES — The Portales Poilce Department is investigating a fatal shooting Friday night.

According to a release from the PPD:

• The department responded at 5:33 p.m. to a report of a female with a possible gunshot injury on the 600 block of West 17th Lane.

• A female was found at the scene and transported to Roosevelt General Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The department declined to identify the victim Friday night, citing pending notification of the family.

The incident is unrelated to a Friday shooting investigation by the Eastern New Mexico University Department of Public Safety. A release from the ENMU DPS referenced an investigation near the San Juan apartment complex at 5:52 p.m. that resulted in no injuries to ENMU students and non-life-threatening injuries to a juvenile subject.


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