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Police ID woman killed in tent near Downtown Saturday

The area around Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless is blocked by police tape as police investigate a homicide Saturday morning. (Roberto E. Rosales/ Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police have identified the woman who was found dead in a tent near 1st and Mountain NW on Saturday as 38-year-old Angelique Manriquez.

Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman with the Albuquerque Police Department, said Manriquez had been shot in the abdomen.

“The case is being actively investigated,” he wrote in an email.

Officers were called to the area, across from Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, around 7:45 a.m. Saturday for reports of a woman “with signs of trauma to her torso” in a tent, Gallegos said.

He said detectives are still investigating if Manriquez was the target of the shooting or if it was random. He said they are still investigating whether the shooting was a drive by or if it was done from inside the tent.

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