Yesterday New Mexico State University and their in-state rival, New Mexico decided to postpone their men’s basketball game after an overnight homicide involving a New Mexico State player.
The shooting occurred in a dorm on the campus of the University of New Mexico in the early hours of Saturday morning.
According to New Mexico State Police, there was an altercation between a 21-year-old and a 19-year-old. Both men received gunshot wounds. The 19-year-old is now deceased, and the condition of the 21-year-old is currently unknown. The names of those involved have not yet been released but police believe it was an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the general public.
Mike Peake, junior forward for the New Mexico State Aggies is rumored to be the 21-year-old involved.
The incident comes just days after the University of Virginia shooting in which three active football players were killed by another former football player. That incident also prompted them to cancel their football game against Coastal Carolina. A suspect has been captured and charged in that shooting.