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One man shot, another found dead in Northeast Heights

Albuquerque police are investigating a shooting at 9201 Montgomery NE. (Elise Kaplan/Albuquerque Journal)

Albuquerque police are investigating a shooting at 9201 Montgomery NE. (Elise Kaplan/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One man was in critical condition Thursday night after being found with multiple gunshot wounds near Montgomery and Wyoming, and another man was found dead with a gun next to him in a church parking lot near Eubank and Spain, according to a police spokesman.

UPDATE: Affair allegation leads to Northeast Heights shooting, suicide (Aug. 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. MDT)

Officer Daren DeAguero said a man who was shot several times in the chest and neck was found in a car at 9201 Montgomery Blvd. NE. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition was undergoing surgery.

And another man was found dead in a pool of blood on the steps of the Lutheran church near Eubank and Spain, he said.

Police found a gun next to the man, DeAguero said.

DeAguero said police are investigating whether the incidents are connected.

“It’s so bizarre right now that these two things happened at the same time, we are investigating all possibilities,” he said.

A sergeant with APD’s homicide unit arrived at 9201 Montgomery Blvd NE. shortly before 9:45 p.m. DeAguero said violent crimes detectives have been called to the scene.

Navarre Nation works at a security firm at the business center on Montgomery. He said he didn’t hear any arguing or any gunshots, but when stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, he saw the crime scene.

“I went outside to smoke and the officers told me I should go home,” he said.

He said officers told him that they believe the shooting may have taken place somewhere else.

Investigators have a gray Ford Explorer blocked off with crime tape.

Lorna Adams lives near the Lutheran church at Wyoming and Spain and said she heard one gunshot around 9 p.m. About a half hour later, she was taking a walk with her boyfriend and a young woman screaming into her phone and crying.

UPDATE: Affair allegation leads to Northeast Heights shooting, suicide (Aug. 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. MDT)

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