Police are responding to reports of a shooting at Aztec High School in New Mexico. The shooter is down and at least two other people have been shot.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office posted on their Facebook around 9 AM local time that Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated.
Deputies are asking everyone to avoid the area as emergency crews work the scene.
Sheriff’s officials say that the shooter is in custody and that there are reported victims wounded, but it wasn’t clear how many. It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting happened inside the school, who was suspected of firing the shots and what condition the wounded were in.
Lt. Kyle Lincoln said that law enforcement is clearing the building and searching the school.
— KWCH Eyewitness News (@KWCH12) December 7, 2017
The Bloomfield Police department in New Mexico released a statement on their Facebook, saying:
We are aware that there was a shooting at Aztec High School. We do have officers located at all of the schools in Bloomfield and they are all on lock down. Parents are advised to please stay away from all of the schools until further notice. There will be a live update at 9:15am at Bishop’s Square.
No Bloomfield students are injured and the lockdowns at Bloomfield Schools are precautionary at this time.
Aztec High School is a public high school in Aztec, New Mexico. The school colors are Black and Orange and the mascot is the Fighting Tiger.
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