3 killed, 2 officers wounded in New Mexico shooting

FARMINGTON, N.M. — Three people were killed and two police officers were wounded on Monday after a gunman opened fire in Farmington, New Mexico, authorities said.

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According to the Farmington Police Department, a suspect was killed at the scene, KRQE-TV reported.

The police department wrote in a Facebook post that one of its officers was shot, along with a New Mexico State Police trooper. Both were in stable condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center.

Police have not released the suspect’s identity and have provided few details about the civilians who were killed, KOAT-TV reported.

However, Farmington police Deputy Chief Baric Crum said that the shooter was 18 and that nine people were shot in addition to the gunman, CNN reported.

In a statement, Farmington Mayor Nate Duckett said the city “experienced a horrific tragedy.”

“It is with profound sorrow that I acknowledge a shooting that occurred in our midst, an act of violence that has left us reeling in anguish and disbelief,” Duckett said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this incomprehensible time of pain and loss.”

The shooting occurred shortly before 1 p.m. local time, according to the television station.

Megan Mitchell, an official with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, told The Associated Press that the incident was “an open and active ongoing investigation.”

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