At least 3 people killed and 2 officers wounded in New Mexico shooting

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Authorities in the Four Corners region of New Mexico reported a tragic shooting incident on Monday, resulting in the deaths of four individuals, including the suspect, and injuries to two police officers.

According to the Farmington police, three civilians were fatally shot, and the suspect was confronted and killed at the scene. The suspect, an 18-year-old individual, was armed with multiple weapons, as confirmed by Deputy Police Chief Baric Crum.

When law enforcement officers responded to 911 calls reporting gunfire at approximately 10:57 a.m., they encountered a chaotic situation as the shooter continued to target people, NBC News reported.

Deputy Police Chief Crum stated that four officers from the Farmington Police Department bravely confronted the suspect, successfully putting an end to the threat.

Among the victims, besides the suspect, there were nine individuals, including the three who lost their lives.

One Farmington police officer and a state police officer sustained injuries but were listed in stable condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center. The current conditions of the other injured individuals have not yet been provided.

At this stage, the suspect has not been publicly identified. Deputy Police Chief Crum stated earlier that there was no indication of a second individual involved in the incident, and there was no immediate further threat to the community.

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