Police Investigate Shooting at Local Hotel

Las Cruces police are investigating a shooting incident that’s believed to have injured two men at a local motel Monday evening.

About 9:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the report of a shooting at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 790 Avenida de Mesilla. A 35-year-old man was located suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Mountainview Regional Medical Center in critical but stable condition.

While investigating the incident, a 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound arrived at Memorial Medical Center. Police have reason to believe both incidents are related and likely occurred at the same place. The second man was believed to be suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Both men have since been transported to University Medical Center in El Paso.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at (575) 526-0795.