At Least 3 Dead, Several Wounded in New Mexico Shooting

At Least 3 Dead, Several Wounded in New Mexico Shooting

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An 18-year-old man armed with at least three guns roamed through a northwestern New Mexico community firing randomly at cars and houses Monday, killing three people and injuring six others including two police officers before he was killed, authorities said.

The shootings occurred around 11 am in Farmington, a city of about 50,000 people near the Four Corners — where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet — that is a supply line and bedroom community to the region’s oil and natural gas industry.

Officers responding to reports of shots being fired encountered the attacker within minutes and killed him with at least one shot, Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe said in a video released Monday night. He said the gunman fired at least three weapons, including an “AR-style rifle.”

The shooting was “honestly one of the most horrific and difficult days that Farmington has ever had as a community,” he said.

The identities of the gunman and the victims weren’t immediately released, AP reported.

Last month Farmington police shot and killed a man at his front door after they went to the wrong address while responding to a domestic violence call.

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