ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Surveillance video shows people running for their lives in Albuquerque after more than a dozen gunshots. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a white vehicle they believe was involved in a drive-by shooting last Friday night. It happened near Edith and Paseo Del Norte in the North Valley at Red Gorilla Studios where a live-streamed hip-hop show was going on. The BCSO says it received a call just before 11 p.m. where deputies discovered that two people had been shot. One of them was local Albuquerque rapper Thomas Campbell, also known as Notorious T.
“I was on stage. I was 30 seconds into my first song and I heard a couple of gunshots and after the banging started I kind of knew what was going on,” Campbell said. Unfortunately I felt something in my chest and I knew what it was and I knew I had been shot.
Several bullets passed through the building, hitting Campbell and another person. BCSO says they believe they were not the intended targets.
Campbell says he feels fine but has a long way to go to recover. “They told me that unfortunately due to the size of the bullet and the way it was placed in my body, I’m probably looking at a year for surgery to remove the bullet from my back,” he said. Campbell said.
The owner of Red Gorilla Studios is still reeling from the violence. He said that in their seven years of operation, nothing like this had ever happened before. “I mean we haven’t had anything, not even close to a fight here and then two people get shot,” Ricardo Paiz said.
For Campbell, he says that won’t stop him from doing what he loves. He’s always considered the stage his safe place, but now he’s questioning that. “It’s very difficult to be shot in the same place where you think you’re safe,” Campbell said.
BCSO said no arrests have been made. Anyone who recognizes the vehicle is asked to call the deputies.