Shooter down, at least 2 people shot at New Mexico high school

2 shot at Aztec New Mexico high school

Three people believed to be students are dead after a shooting at a New Mexico high school Thursday, authorities said.

According to another news outlet citing Aztec Police Chief Mike Heal, two people plus the shooter were shot, but did not specify whether the two people shot were students or adults.

Numbers of the injured have not been confirmed, but Bloomfield Police Departmented said there had been a "shooting".

Sheriff's officials say that the shooter is in custody and that there are reported victims wounded, but it wasn't clear how many.


The San Juan County Sheriff's Office said the school has been evacuated and the scene is now under control.

"Our hearts break for the victims and their families", New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement.

All other schools in the district have been placed on lockdown. Christesen did not say if the dead included the shooter.

The city of Aztec is located in the northwest corner of New Mexico and has a population of almost 7,000 people. Other schools in the area were also locked down, and authorities were setting up staging areas where parents could gather and wait for more information.

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