Deputies investigate Sierra County homicide

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SIERRA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A homicide in Sierra County has sheriff’s deputies looking for a gunman they believe is in his 50s.

The sheriff says it happened in Las Palomas, which is just south of Truth or Consequences before noon Saturday.

Someone called 911 saying a man, believed to be in his 30s, had been shot.

The victim died a short time later.

At this time there’s no word of a motive but officials say the victim and suspect knew each other.

Their names have not been released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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