Police investigate fatal shooting

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A shooting investigation in northwest Albuquerque has now turned into a death investigation.

Sheriff’s deputies say the man shot Wednesday night near Ventana Ranch, 49 year old Edward Hernandez has died.

Deputies found him yesterday evening in an open area near Paseo Del Norte and rainbow with a gunshot wound to the torso.

They later found Hernandez’ vehicle a short distance away.

Deputies say because of the victim’s critical injuries they were not able to get a statement from him.

They are where he was found is far from homes, so there’s no surveillance video.

Deputies are asking if anyone saw anything suspicious in that area Wednesday to call them.

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