According to reports, a teenage shooter in Farmington left a number of people dead and several more injured. As a result, numerous organizations are investigating the shooting.
Three innocent bystanders were shot and died, and two police officers were also injured, according to Farmington Police. In addition, 4 additional people were injured in the shooting, according to the police. The man allegedly confronted the officers before being killed.
Two officers have been hurt at the Farmington Police Department and the New Mexico State Police. They are currently getting treatment for their wounds at the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. Police chief Steve Hebbe claimed that the shooter employed at least three different firearms, including an AR-15-style rifle.
The perpetrator shot at multiple homes and cars during the incident, according to the police chief. The suspect, according to him, travelled at least a quarter of a mile in the vicinity of the incident.
The suspect’s age of 18 is the only detail the police have released about him. The governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, expressed her concern for the victims and their families and ordered the state to assist the city and county’s investigation.
“Although details continue to emerge about this incident, this serves as yet another reminder of how gun violence destroys lives in our state and our country every single day,” she said in a statement. “This administration will not stop fighting the epidemic of gun violence from every angle possible.”
Farmington Mayor Nate Duckett said he has received calls of support from the White House, lawmakers in Washington, the Navajo Nation and mayors throughout the state.
“We are a resilient community, a community that cares for each other,” Duckett said. “In the face of adversity, we must stand together, comfort one another, and make a determined effort to heal these wounds so we can emerge stronger and not allow this act of violence to define us.”