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Police: Man brought dead to the ER was shot in northeast Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police are investigating the scene of a shooting in the Northeast Heights after a man who was brought to the University of New Mexico Medical Hospital Emergency Room was pronounced dead, according to a police spokesman.

Hospital workers called APD at 1:58 a.m. Monday and told them a man who appeared to be dead of a gunshot wound was brought into the emergency room by a friend, officer Tanner Tixier said.

The victim was identified as 19-year-old Dayton Campbell.

Tixier said that officers interviewed the friend and determined that the shooting took place at the Mission Hill Apartments at 10000 Menual NE.

Officers have not put up crime scene tape at the apartment complex, but detectives are focusing their investigation on a ground-floor apartment in Building F.

Monique Galvan, who lives in an apartment above the one being investigated, said that she heard a loud bang Sunday night that could have been a gunshot. She said the man who lives in the apartment is in his early 20’s and often makes loud noises, so the sound didn’t alarm her.

Galvan, who has lived at the complex for 10 months, said she is frightened by the possibility that a shooting may have taken place in the apartment beneath her.

“I have two kids and I’m pregnant … it’s too close,” Galvan said.

–This is a developing story. Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

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