ALBUQUERQUE -- There was a sudden eruption of violence in the heart of downtown Albuquerque in broad daylight on Tuesday. A man on his bike was gunned down and then robbed by another person as he lay bleeding outside the convention center.
Albuquerque Police say the victim was riding his bike along 1st Street near Tijeras just before 2 p.m.. Police say a turquoise colored compact car pulled up, someone got out and shot the man on the bike.
The shooter then got back in the car and left.
The bicyclist, who may have been shot more than once, was lying in the street when someone else walked up and stole his bike.
"Some people are saying that a lot of people who are homeless are known to hang out in this area,” says APD Trish Hoffman. “But we don't know if that's who it was, we haven't been able to confirm that by talking with him yet."
Police have not released the man's identity and have not yet had a chance to speak to him because he was rushed to the hospital.
Apparently no one got the car's license plate, but the man who pulled the trigger is described as being in his 20’s with a dark complexion.