The 18-year-old sh00ter in Farmington, New Mexico, who sh0t and kἰlled three people and injured six others, including two police officers, used three weapons, the city’s police chief stated in a video press release on Monday.
The attacker, who was slain by responding authorities, wandered a quarter-mile area across a neighborhood on Monday morning, according to Police Chief Steve Hebbe. He also used two additional firearms.
New Mexico’s governor tweets about this incident:
“I am deeply upset by the tragic violence that unfolded today in Farmington. I am praying for the families of the victims, the wounded and the entire community of Farmington following this horrific tragedy.
— Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (@GovMLG) May 15, 2023
The sh00ter injured two law enforcement officers, and four civilians, and murdered three persons. Before coming across Farmington Police officers just after 11 a.m. MDT, he fired at least six residences and three cars. The chief claimed that the attack appeared random.
“There were no schools, no churches, no individuals targeted,” he added that it appeared the sh00ter fired at anything that “entered his head.” Seven people were seen at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington.
Werbner stated that she was unable to remark on the patients’ health. The chief said that a wounded New Mexico State Police officer, who had been sh0t, had driven himself to the hospital and was still there. “He’s doing well at this moment,” Stebbe added.
According to the chief, a Farmington Police officer who was also sh0t has since been discharged from the hospital.
“The event is difficult to understand, how something like this happens,” he said. “But we are doing the best that we can to piece through (evidence), and talk with family members of the suspect to piece through what was going on” and determine a motive, he added.
It will take time to piece together what happened because of how “wide and complex” the crime scene is, according to Stebbe. Authorities failed to identify the gunman or any of the victims. The police chief stated that a second press conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
A previous statement from the ATF’s Phoenix section stated that it was “responding to a report of a mass shooting” in Farmington. 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.”
Nate Duckett, the mayor of Farmington, reported receiving calls of support from the White House, Washington congressmen, the Navajo Nation, and mayors from all around the state.
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“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.”
Farmington, which is in northwest New Mexico and is located just south of the Colorado state line, is home to around 46,400 people. It is located 50 miles from the Four Corners region, where the borders of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah connect, and roughly 150 miles northwest of Albuquerque.