Three people were found dead at a Northwest Albuquerque apartment complex Sunday morning, according to a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department.
Police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide of a man, woman and person under age 18. Neighbors said Sunday evening that among the dead is a child about age 10.
Police say they are having a difficult time identifying the victims because their family resides in Vietnam, and police aren’t sure of the relationship between the three.
Neighbors say that the family recently moved into the apartments and mostly kept to themselves.
Police spokesman Simon Drobik said officers responded to the scene around 10 a.m. Sunday after a family friend discovered the bodies at the Villa Hermosa apartment complex near Ouray and Coors.
One neighbor said that he heard screaming coming from the apartment Sunday morning as a woman came running outside saying that someone was dead.
He said his nephew then ran to the apartment and found two bodies, including a man and girl he said was about 10.
Drobik said that there was a shots fired call prior to receiving the call about the bodies.
He would not confirm the age of the child or the cause of death.
“For this to happen, I’m shocked,” neighbor Kandi Quintana said.
Quintana said news of the incident is especially shocking after the murder of a 10-year-old earlier this week. “It’s so tragic that two girls are gone in two days.”
“The day goes on, and a little girl is dead,” Quintana said. “Nobody cares.”