Holy Cross is under lockdown with a large contingency of local police guarding it. The University of New Mexico Hospital has a deployment of officers from the Albuquerque Police Department. The hospital locked downs are to protect staff and to avoid retaliations to their patients and visitors.
The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) sent more officers to Red River for the ongoing investigation.
NMSP also asked citizens to avoid the city while that happens. Red River was effectively shut down following the tragedy.
Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina, who was off duty, when the shooting started. And shared a photo of the event 30 minutes before the shooting occurred. He wrote on Twitter: “Prayers for all impacted by todays shooting in my hometown. Was a great day as I was having dinner with my wife in Red River. What a helpless feeling not having a badge, gun or radio as State Police officers and others enter the restaurant and slowly everything closes down and you don’t even know if you can get to your car or if it’s in the scene.'”