Breaking: NMSU vs. UNM men’s basketball game postponed due to active shooting investigation


New Mexico State Athletics logo. (Image from the Las Cruces Sun-News)

Saturday’s men’s basketball game between New Mexico State University and University of New Mexico has been postponed due to a homicide incident that occurred in Albuquerque on UNM’s campus, according to a statement released by the University of New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police announced that they are currently investigating an altercation between a 19-year-old male and a 21-year-old male that were involved in a shooting around 3 a.m. early Saturday morning, after both sustained gunshot wounds. The 19-year-old male was pronounced dead on the scene while the 21-year-old was rushed to a hospital, according to NMSP.

The 19-year-old male has been identified as Brandon Travis, who is a UNM student, according to NMSP.

Multiple sources have confirmed that the 21-year-old has been identified as NMSU men’s basketball player Mike Peake, who is currently being treated in a local hospital for his sustained injuries.

Peake is only one of two returning players from last years Aggies’ squad, and was a key role in NMSU’s starting five this season.

“In light of the tragic incident earlier this morning on the University of New Mexico campus, the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University have jointly decided to postpone this evening’s men’s basketball contest between the schools,” UNM said in a statement Saturday. “Our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this tragedy.”

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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