In a shooting that resulted in the temporary lockdown of schools in a town in New Mexico on Monday, at least three people were murdered and two police officers were wounded, according to authorities.
There is no longer a danger to the public, according to authorities in Farmington, a town of 50,000 people situated about 200 miles (320 km) from the state capital Santa Fe. The suspect was “confronted and killed on the scene,” they added.
There were no early details available on the shooting's specific location or how it happened.
The Farmington police department made a statement on Facebook that said, “There are numerous civilian victims, including at least three fatalities.”
Two police officers were shot while responding to the gunfire, which included other cops. They are being treated at a hospital, and their status is listed as stable.
The name of the culprit is now unclear as a result of continuing investigations into the occurrences.
Schools in the area momentarily went into lockdown, however they were allowed to reopen early on Monday afternoon, according to Farmington Municipal Schools, who said that “all students and staff are safe.”
According to the non-governmental group Gun Violence Archive, there have been more than 215 mass shootings in the US this year.