BREAKING: 2 People Killed, 4 Injured During Shooting at a New Mexico Public Library

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UPDATE: 9:30 p.m.:  A press conference was held by the Clovis Police Department where they say a suspect walked into the public library late Monday afternoon.

6 people were shot, two of those have died.

The suspect was confronted quickly by Clovis police officers and he surrendered.

University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas has four of the patients where two are in critical condition.

A witness said the shooter was a white male who looked about 15 years old and was shooting with a handgun.

Police have not confirmed the age of the shooter nor the names of the victims.


UPDATE 8:00 p.m.: (AP) — The city manager tells a newspaper that two people were killed and four people were injured in a shooting inside a New Mexico public library.

Clovis police and elected officials also say that the shooter was taken into custody and was being questioned Monday.

City Manager Tom Phelps told The Eastern New Mexico News on Monday evening that three of the injured were taken to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. Clovis, a city of about 40,000, is about 200 miles east of Albuquerque, near the Texas state line.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of the two people who were killed.

Officials planned to release more information at a news conference Monday night at City Hall.


Update: 7:51pm

CLOVIS, N.M. (Associated Press) A city official says police have taken a person into custody who they believe is responsible for a shooting at a public library in eastern New Mexico Clovis City Commissioner Garza said the investigation is ongoing and he could not say whether there were any fatalities or how many people were injured. One woman could be seen being helped into an ambulance and police radio traffic indicated one victim was being transported to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.

Clovis is about 200 miles east of Albuquerque, near the Texas state line. The library is in the downtown area of the city. Garza said there’s no indication of a motive for the shooting. He called it a tragedy, saying he and other city officials are asking people to pray for the families that have been affected. He said the city will offer whatever support it can as the community looks to recover.


6:43pm

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – Multiple people have been killed and others injured in a shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, according to the Eastern New Mexico News.

Eastern New Mexico reports police surrounded the library just after 4 p.m.

Vanessa Aguirre told the newspaper she was in the library with her son when a man came in and “started to shoot” into the air.

Aguirre said she did not see anyone get shot, but the shooter was still in the library when she left.

Other witnesses tell the newspaper they saw police with guns drawn surround the library.

Clovis Police have not released any other details.

This is a developing story.

KRQE News 13 has a crew on the way and will provide updates.

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