Farmington, New Mexico, was rocked by a brutal shooting on Monday that claimed the lives of three individuals and left two law enforcement officers injured.
The deadly incident took place early in the morning along Dustin Avenue, nestled between Ute Street and Apache Street. The Farmington Police confirmed the presence of multiple civilian victims, indicating a chaotic scene that had unfolded without warning.
The perpetrator of the gunfire, whose identity remains undisclosed, was neutralized by the swift response of local law enforcement officers.
Unfortunately, two officers—one from the Farmington Police Department and the other from the New Mexico State Police—were injured during the confrontation. Both officers are currently receiving medical attention and are reportedly in stable condition.
The shooting occurred in a residential district of Farmington, prompting immediate lockdowns of the surrounding areas, including several neighboring churches. The exact location of the shooting and the perpetrator’s motive are yet to be disclosed.
A combined response from local and state police, along with deputies from the San Juan County Sheriff’s office and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), was mobilized to handle the situation.
The city has now rescinded the lockdowns previously imposed on local schools and healthcare facilities. The Farmington Municipal Schools District revealed that schools in the vicinity had been issued a shelter-in-place order just after 11 a.m., owing to the police activity.
The district also confirmed that the violent incident did not result in any injuries to their students or staff.