Man is fatally shot at a NM fundraising event

August 5, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot at fundraising event in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque police say 36-year-old Japheth Seaman was taken to a hospital with a gunshot [auth] wound Sunday and later died.

Authorities say Eppies Motorcycle Shop was raising money for someone battling cancer when three men from a motorcycle gang showed up and began yelling at the attendees.

Police say one of the men brandished a collapsible baton and hit a man in the face with it. The other two men brandished handguns, and gunshots from both the men and the crowd ensued.

Police say Japheth was hit by a bullet from the crowd, but the shooter is unknown.

KOAT-TV says crime scene investigators discovered more than 70 spent bullet casings at the scene.

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