Farmington Shooting: Suspect Killed by Police
On Monday, May 15, 2023, an 18-year-old gunman opened fire in Farmington, New Mexico, killing three people and wounding six others, including two police officers. The suspect was also killed at the scene by police.
The shooting began around 11 a.m. local time in a residential neighborhood. The gunman, who has not been identified, fired at least three different weapons, including an AR-style rifle. He shot at several homes and cars, and also fired at people on the street.
Police responded to the scene within minutes and engaged the gunman in a shootout. The suspect was killed, and two officers were wounded. The six other victims were taken to local hospitals, where they are being treated for their injuries.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. However, police have said that they do not believe the shooting was an act of terrorism. They have also said that the suspect did not appear to be targeting any specific individuals or groups.
The shooting has left the community of Farmington shaken. Mayor Nate Duckworth called the shooting a “senseless act of violence” and said that the city is “heartbroken.”
The shooting is the latest in a string of mass shootings in the United States. In the past year, there have been over 300 mass shootings in the country, defined as shootings in which four or more people are killed or injured.
The shooting in Farmington is a reminder of the ongoing threat of gun violence in the United States. It is also a reminder of the need for action to address this issue.
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