A non-fatal shooting occurred across from the University of New Mexico on Tuesday night outside the Frontier Restaurant.
Around 11 p.m., an adult male was shot multiple times on Cornell Drive and Central Avenue by an unknown assailant. No other injuries were reported. The identity of the lone victim is currently being withheld by the Albuquerque Police Department.
PIO Simon Drobik of APD said the man was bleeding profusely from the leg and was then taken to a local hospital. Another officer on the scene confirmed the individual was taken to UNM Hospital.
Drobik said that the victim was in surgery and in stable condition. He added that a private security guard in Frontier came outside when he heard the the gunshots and immediately applied a tourniquet when he saw the victim.
The security guard said he was not able to comment, citing company policy.
The shooting took place on the west side of the Frontier Restaurant building. While the shooter fled the scene in a car, the motives and exact circumstances of the shooting are still unclear. A UNM LoboAlert described the vehicle as a dark colored, 2-door Dodge Challenger, and was seen fleeing east on Central.
Drobik said there were no witnesses who saw the shooting take place.
"Quite a few people were out here, but obviously they didn't stick around," Dobrik said.
The Daily Lobo asked if UNM students should be concerned that the suspect has not yet been apprehended. Drobik responded that APD is currently working with UNM Police Department on the matter.
APD asked that anyone who witnessed the crime or has information about what took place can call 843-STOP if they wish to remain anonymous.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is provided.
Kyle Land is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Lobo. He can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @kyleoftheland.