Albuquerque rolls out every week of lethal violence
All of these incidents led to Thursday’s shootings that involved four police officers near the Dutch Bros on Juan Tabo.
“It just hurts my stomach, I feel sick,” said Rhonda Vigil, who has lived in Albuquerque for 35 years. “I’m sick of hearing that.”
Four Albuquerque police officers are off duty after the shooting.
“They are our elixir of life,” said Vigil. “You are our savior. And they protect us and here they are shot.
The tragedy even struck some of the city’s youngest residents, such as elementary school student Roseangel Mendiola. She told KOB 4: “I think what happened here was really tragic and I hope it doesn’t happen again.”
Others say they are living on the edge these days.
“It’s awful,” said Kathy Brown, who has lived in the city since 1962. “You just don’t feel safe.”
“I’m surprised, I’m totally shocked,” said Rhonda Vigil. “That in New Mexico, especially Albuquerque, people have resorted to this type of violence.”