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Police identify teen killed at party in Rio Communities

August 28, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a teen that was killed during a party on the banks of the Rio Grande south of Albuquerque.

KOB-TV reports deputies with Valencia County found 16-year-old Vanessa Ordonez dead Sunday night in Rio Communities.

Officials say she had attended a party at the river where several fights broke out and shots were fired.

Valencia County officials believe Ordonez was shot and struck by a vehicle.

Fines Michalski, who witnessed the event, says after the impact, someone fired a shot at the vehicle.

The driver was identified as Casey Peralta. He was taken to UNM Hospital with a gunshot wound to the face.

He’s expected to be OK.

No arrests have been made.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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