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Las Cruces Police are investigating fatal shots targeted at the Missouri Avenue shopping complex

LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces police are investigating a Monday night shooting that killed a person.

Las Cruces city communications director Mandy Guss said in an email that a person was killed after being shot down the 1400 block of Missouri Avenue around 7:40 p.m.

Several emergency vehicles responded to an incident at the Solano Square shopping center, which is located on the southeast corner of Missouri and Solano Drive. The mall has multiple business locations including Lowe’s Food, Wingstop, Outdoor Adventures, Road Runner Pizza, Red Eye Gift Shop, Olympian Academy of Cosmetology, and BINge.

“LCPD was not involved in the shootings. There is no ongoing threat to the community, ”said Guss.

Guss said on Wednesday the shooting victim was a 26-year-old man. She said the suspected shooter was questioned at the scene and that the investigation is ongoing.

Guss also confirmed that the shooting took place at the Red Eye Smoke and Gift Shop. Smokehouse workers and managers declined to comment on the problem, citing the ongoing investigation.

This is a developing story.

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