Mass shooting in New Mexico: “Three dead and two police officers injured” | US News
A mass shooting in New Mexico has reportedly killed three people and injured two police officers.
Several law enforcement agencies were investigating an active shooter situation in Farmington on Monday.
“There are several civilian casualties, at least three of whom have died,” Farmington Police said in a statement Facebook post at 1:17 p.m. local time.
“A suspect was confronted at the scene and killed.”
Police said: “At this time, we have information that several Farmington Police officers were involved in a shooting of an officer.”
An officer from the Farmington Police Department and another from the New Mexico State Police were shot dead. Both officers were shot and are in stable condition being treated at San Juan Regional Medical Center.
The suspect’s identity was not initially known, police said, adding that there was no further danger to the public.
In an update at 1.54pm Farmington Police said they did not believe there was a second suspect.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tweeted just before 1 p.m. local time that it was “responding to a report of a mass shooting in Farmington.”
Farmington Municipal Schools said in a Facebook post at 11:15 a.m. that all campuses were “preventively cordoned off at the request of the Farmington Police Department.” Apache and McKinley Elementary Schools, Central Kitchen and the CATE Center were “put into an emergency lockdown due to police operations in the area.”
The precautionary closures were lifted at 11:40 a.m. The sites that were subject to an emergency lockdown were downgraded to a preventive lockdown at 12.40pm. At 1.05pm these precautionary lockdowns were lifted and all students were released.
Farmington is located in the northwest corner of the state, near the Navajo Nation.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact police.
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