RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Police in New Mexico on Thursday were investigating the apparent fatal shooting of four people found dead on Christmas Day in a home in a suburb of Albuquerque.
All of the victims appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds, police in the community of Rio Rancho said in a statement posted on Facebook.
Police did not identify the victims or say whether a suspect or suspects have been identified.
But the statement said investigators “do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.”
Rose Varona told KRQE-TV that she’s related to the people who lived at the home and that her brother and mother found the bodies.
A family of four lived in the house and stayed up late Tuesday night to celebrate Christmas Eve, Varona told KRQE-TV.
On Wednesday, Varona said relatives started to become worried that they had not heard from the family, so her mother and brother went to the home. That’s when they found the bodies, Varona said.
“We just try to draw the strength from God, even though we don’t understand what’s going on,” Varona said.