Police: Suspect, 3 dead in Farmington; 2 officers, several others wounded
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FARMINGTON, N.M. — At least four people are dead, including the gunman, after a mass shooting in a northern New Mexico town.
The Farmington Police Department said the 18-year-old shooter was confronted and killed on scene.
The shooter reportedly shot and killed three people and injured several others.
The San Juan Medical Center said they checked seven people in on Monday with injuries related to the shooting. Two of those people were police officers – one from the Farmington Police Department and one from New Mexico State Police. Both were listed as stable at the hospital.
#UPDATE on the Farmington shooting. Police say the shooter was 18-years-old. 4 people are dead including the shooter. The hospital says 7 people including 2 police officers are being treated for injuries.— Spencer Schacht (@spencerschacht) May 15, 2023
Police said the shootings happened just before 11 a.m. Monday morning along N Dustin Avenue between Apache and Ute Street. Throughout the morning, multiple people called 911 reporting gunshots.
In a news conference, Farmington Deputy Police Chief Baric Crum did not identify the shooter. Police said he was heavily armed and young.
Farmington police said they do not believe there is a second suspect and there is no longer a threat.
All Farmington Municipal Schools schools were placed under preventative lockdowns at around 11:15 a.m. Monday.
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