Las Cruces Police investigate fatal shooting at Missouri Avenue shopping complex

LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces Police Department is investigating a Monday night shooting that left one dead.

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

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

“The LCPD was not involved in the shooting. There is no permanent threat to the community,” Guss said.

Guss said the gunshot victim was a 26-year-old man on Wednesday. She said the alleged shooter was questioned at the scene and the investigation was ongoing.

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

This is a developing story.

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