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Detectives have released the names of four men who were killed in various incidents in Albuquerque over the past week.

Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said the deaths of Daniel Bustos, 34, Raymond Ortiz, 29, Karl Jurisson, 64 and Kenny Rougemont, 37, are being investigated as homicides.

There were no arrests in any of the cases. Jurisson, Ortiz and Rougemont were killed over a nine hour period.

The first case was on June 17, when police responded to gunfire at the Travelodge near Coors and Iliff NW at around 2:30 a.m. The officers found shell casings in the parking lot and Bustos was fatally injured and taken to hospital.

Then, on Sunday, around 6:30 p.m., the officers were dispatched to a shooting in Block 500 of Vassar SE. The police found Jurisson shot and lying on the street. He died in a hospital.

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Two hours later, the police were called to a brawl and shooting on the 120th block of Pennsylvania NE, north of Central. They found Ortiz injured. He died on the scene.

Later, at 3 a.m., officers were dispatched to report on a body at Motel 6 near Interstate 40 and Coors NW. Police found Rougemont dead in a room.

Albuquerque police investigated 60 murders this year. Last year there were 28 at the time.

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