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3 dead, 2 officers wounded in New Mexico shooting

According to the Farmington Police Department, the suspect was was shot and killed when confronted by officers.
Posted at 4:03 PM, May 15, 2023

Three people were killed and two police officers were injured in an "active shooting" situation in Farmington, New Mexico, on Monday. 

According to the Farmington Police Department, the suspect was shot and killed when confronted by officers. 

"The suspect’s identity is unknown and there are no other known threats at this time," the police department said in a statement on Facebook.

Police have not said exactly where the shooting occurred. However, police have blocked off an area, which is mostly residential.

Responding officers encountered a man firing at people on a residential street, officials said during a press conference. 

Nine other people were injured, police said. It was not immediately clear if that count included the injured police officers.

One of the wounded officers is a member of the Farmington Police Department, officials said, and the other officer works for New Mexico State Police. 

The wounded officers were reportedly taken to San Juan Regional Medical Center, where they are said to be "stable."

Police said they were still trying to determine why the shooter was in the neighborhood. They've asked residents to come forward with any information.

The crime scene stretches several blocks. One witness told the Associated Press he assisted in performing first aid on an injured woman who appeared to have fallen out of a moving car.

Schools were placed on "preventative lockdowns" following the shooting.

Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were assisting with the investigation.

Farmington is a city located in the northwest corner of New Mexico. It has a population of about 50,000.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.