Murder investigation underway in Hobbs

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico teen is dead after an early morning shooting in Hobbs. Police say officers responded to incident in the 500 block of east Sanger just before 3:00 a.m. Saturday.

Police say a 16-year-old victim was taken to Lea Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound. The teen was later pronounced dead as a result of the injury.

Detectives are investigating the incident. At this time Sanger Street between Houston Street and Dal Paso Street is closed. Anyone with information is asked to contact police. 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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