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Farmington shooting: At least 3 dead in New Mexico; suspected dead


At least three people were killed and two police officers were wounded in a shooting in Farmington, New Mexico, police said Monday. A suspect was “confronted and killed at the scene,” police said in a statement.

Two officers, one from the Farmington Police Department and one from the New Mexico State Police, were listed in stable condition at a hospital, Farmington police said in the statement. There were “several civilian casualties,” police said, without giving a specific number.

Police say the suspect’s identity is unknown. No other threats are known at this time, the police said.

“At this time, we do not believe there is another suspect,” police said.

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

“All students and staff are safe,” the school district said in an update at 6 p.m. 12:40 p.m.

Monday’s mass shooting was the latest in a series of deadly attacks in the United States in recent weeks. In Texas, eight people 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 with the murders of five people earlier this month, over complaints that he fired a gun late at night. The suspect was taken into custody after an extensive manhunt.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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