New Mexico high school shooting leaves 3 dead, police say

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AZTEC, NM – The Bloomfield Police Department reported that a school shooting took place this morning at Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M.

It has been reported that two people were fatally wounded, including the shooter, and 15 others injured. A motive for the shooting was not known.

“It’s tragic when our children are harmed in violent ways especially on school campuses. We express our condolences to those families who have been harmed,” President Russell Begaye said. “Our prayers go out to all those affected by this tragedy and everyone throughout San Juan County. We are asking for prayers for these families.”

According to Navajo Nation Chief of Police Phillip Francisco, all area schools are currently on preventative lockdown as a precautionary measure.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office reported that Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated. They are asking area residents to avoid the area.

“These things are unpredictable. We do all that we can to protect our loved ones, our children and family,” President Begaye said. “Again, we extend our condolences to the families of those who were harmed in today’s tragic incident.”

Students are being transported to McGee Park in Farmington, N.M. for pick-up.