New Mexico

1 of 2 Friday shooting victims in Las Cruces dies

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - One of two men injured in Friday's shooting on Lester Avenue in Las Cruces has now died, according to the police department.

The shooting resulted in the death of 29-year-old Johnny Burnside, which police announced on Sunday. Another man shot survived, his identity has not been released.

Those shootings happened inside a home on Lester Avenue off of Walnut Street in east central Las Cruces.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible.

If you have any information, police ask that you please call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also download the Las Cruces Crime Stoppers app: “P3 TIPS.”


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