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New Mexico high school student killed 3 women in ‘random’ shooting rampage, police say – The Denver Post

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By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, MORGAN LEE and RIO YAMAT (Associated Press)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The gunman who killed three people and wounded six others as he fired randomly while roaming his northwestern New Mexico neighborhood was a local high school student and his victims include a 97-year-old woman and her daughter, police said Tuesday.

Investigators were still trying to determine a motive for the attack by Beau Wilson, 18, in the Farmington neighborhood where he lived. They say he opened fire Monday, killing Gwendolyn Schofield, her 73-year-old daughter, Melody Ivie, and 79-year-old Shirley Voita.

Voita had worked as a nurse and was a devoted parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, said former state Rep. James Strickler, who was her friend.

“She was just a dynamite lady….

The Associated Press

2023-05-16 21:22:58

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