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At least 3 killed, others wounded in New Mexico shooting, police say

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At least three people were killed and several others were wounded in a barrage of gunfire Monday, including two police officers, in a northwestern New Mexico community before law enforcement fatally shot the 18-year-old suspect, authorities said.

The shootings occurred around 11 a.m. in Farmington, a city of about 50,000 people near the Navajo Nation that is a supply line and bedroom community to the region’s oil and natural gas industry.

Officers responding to several calls about a shooting found “a chaotic scene” where a man was firing at people on a residential street, Farmington Police Deputy Chief Baric Crum said during a news conference.

Police confronted the suspected shooter before fatally shooting him. They found three people dead.

Crum did not identify…

KEN RITTER and MORGAN LEE, Associated Press

2023-05-15 17:29:55

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