A basketball game between New Mexico State and New Mexico was postponed after the shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The New Mexico State-New Mexico basketball game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed after a 19-year-old man was killed and a 21-year-old man was injured in a shooting at the University of New Mexico. campus in Albuquerque.

The shooting happened at about 3 a.m. Saturday, and the injured man was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, police said. His condition was not immediately released.

Albuquerque police called the shooting an “isolated incident” and not a threat to other students on campus.

“This is not an active shooter,” the department said.

The university issued alerts overnight, notifying the campus community that the shooting occurred near Alvarado Hall, a student residence.

University and Albuquerque police are investigating the shooting. State police said the investigation is in the preliminary stages, but authorities do not believe there is still a threat to the community.

University of New Mexico athletic director Steve Kirkland said in a statement that officials from both schools have decided to postpone tonight’s basketball game.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy,” the statement said, adding that details on rescheduling the game and refunds would be released at a later date.

The Rio Grande Rivalry game between the Lobos (3-0) and Aggies (1-1) was scheduled for 7:00 PM ET at The Pit, where more than 13,000 tickets have been sold, according to the athletic department.

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