Three people died and four others aged 20-23 were injured in a shooting at a house party in Hobbs, New Mexico, about 250 miles east of Las Cruces, Sunday morning.
Police found the victims after responding to a report of a loud house party on the 1700 block of East Bond Street . The deceased have been identified as Khalil Carter, 18, of Hobbs; Kristal Avena, 24, of Hobbs, and Lamar Lee Kane Jr., 22, of Washington, D.C. Two of the victims, Lamar Lee-Kane, Jr. and Rontrell Hills are listed on the men’s basketball roster for University of the Southwest.The others wounded, Michael Major, 21, of Florida; Turon Windham, 20, of Chicago, IL; Rontrell Hills, 23, of Louisiana; and Jasmine Stansell, 20, of Amarillo, TX; were transported to Lea Regional Medical Center. At least one person has been released from the hospital.
Initially it was said the shooter possibly was injured or killed in the dispute but now Hobbs police has a suspect in custody. 19-year-old Bishop Henderson is charged with aggravated battery. The shooting is under investigation and there was no immediate information available.