At least 3 people wounded in a shooting at a business in Albuquerque, New Mexico, suspected gunman found dead

  • Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, say three were wounded in a shooting at a business in the southeastern area of the city on Monday night.
  • The initial call was reported around 6:15 p.m., at the Ben E. Keith company, a food-distribution business on the 3200 block of Broadway SE, about four miles from the city center.
  • The Albuquerque Police Department said Waid Anthony Melton, the man they identified as the gunman, was found dead about 25 miles northeast of Albuquerque after an hourslong search.

Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, say three people were wounded in a shooting at a business in the southeastern area of the city on Monday night.

The initial call was reported around 6:15 p.m. at the Ben E. Keith company, a food-distrbution business on the 3200 block of Broadway SE, about four miles from the city center.

Albuquerque police identified a potential suspect as Waid Anthony Melton, who they said is an employee at the business. The department confirmed late Monday night that Melton was found dead near his vehicle in Placitas, New Mexico, about 25 miles northeast of Albuquerque.

The New Mexico shooting comes less than a week after a gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, where 12 people were killed, and a little more than two weeks after a mass shooting at Jewish synagogue in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania left 11 people dead.

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