The Las Cruces bowling alley massacre happened in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on February 10, 1990. Moreover, Seven people were shot, four fatally, by two unidentified robbers at the Las Cruces Bowl at 1201 East Amador Avenue. The gunmen shot the victims in an office, then set fire to a desk in the room and left the scene. The case is currently unsolved.
The case is unsolved but is still under active investigation by the Las Cruces Police Department as of 2015.
Remembering how they lived
The “bowling alley massacre” has always been a big deal for Elise and her sister Nissa Teran, 14.
When Charlie Minn’s documentary, “A Nightmare in Las Cruces,” premiered on the 20th anniversary of the massacre, Elise told she remembers sitting outside of movie theaters, too young to go in, but she was aware that her uncle and cousin’s story was being told on the big screen.
The girls also saw their grandma and grandpa talk about it on TV news.
Steven Teran, 26, was the bowling alley mechanic. On that Saturday, he couldn’t find a babysitter and decided to take his two young children to the center’s daycare.
When the Teran family talks publicly about what happened, it’s often about how Elise’s uncle and cousins died. She prefers to focus on how they lived.