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1 dead after shooting at University of New Mexico

A 19-year-old man is dead following a shooting on the University of New Mexico’s main campus early Saturday morning, according to police.

New Mexico State Police investigators on scene determined that there was an altercation between the 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man at around 3:00a.m. Saturday. Both men suffered gunshot wounds during the altercation, police said in a news release.

The 19-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene and the 21-year-old was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Police do not know the status of his condition.

Neither man was named by police. Authorities did say the 19-year-old was a student at the University of New Mexico, and the 21-year-old attended New Mexico State University.

New Mexico State Police are continuing to investigate the homicide and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the university community.

The University of New Mexico tweeted about the shooting Saturday morning, asking students to avoid the Coronado Dorms and Onate Hall.

The university canceled a men’s basketball game against New Mexico State University that was scheduled for Saturday night in light of the shooting, according to a tweet.

Mirna Alsharif is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.

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