At least three killed in New Mexico shooting; two officers injured

A gunman killed at least three people and injured two law enforcement officers Monday in northern New Mexico, the Farmington Police Department said.


Police killed the shooter, according to a department news release, and there is no threat to the public.


One officer who was shot is from the Farmington Police Department and one from the New Mexico State Police, the news release said. The officers are in stable condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center, police said.

Police said the suspect’s identity was unknown. No other threats were known at this time, police said.


Schools throughout the city were placed in a lockdown at the request of police, the Farmington school district said in a 11:15 a.m. message on its website. The lockdowns were all lifted by early afternoon.




“All students and staff are safe,” the school district said in a 12:40 p.m. update.




Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called the shooting a “horrific tragedy” and said she was praying for the victims’ families and was grateful for the “quick response” from law enforcement.




“This serves as yet another reminder of how gun violence destroys lives in our state and our country every single day,” Lujan Grisham said in a statement. “This administration will not stop fighting the epidemic of gun violence from every angle possible.”




Monday’s mass shooting was the latest in a string of deadly attacks in the U.S in recent weeks. In Texas, eight people were killed in a shooting at a mall in Allen just over a week ago. An officer shot and killed the shooter there.




In Cleveland, Texas, a man was arrested and charged in the killing of five people earlier this month, over complaints that he was firing a gun late at night. The suspect was taken into custody after an extensive manhunt.

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