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Shooting reported at high school in New Mexico

08 December 2017

Authorities say a shooter is down and at least two more people have been shot at a high school in northwestern New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police said the two people killed were students at the high school in Aztec, NM.

Authorities said the shooter had died but did not specify whether that person was among the three reported dead.

A crowd of nervous parents initially gathered outside City Hall to wait for more information as officers tried to reassure them about the safety of their children.

The families of the victims have been notified and none of the dead have yet been identified, the Farmington Daily Times reported.

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Sophomore Garrett Parker told Albuquerque television station KOAT that he was upstairs in history class when he heard what he initially thought was students banging on lockers.

Christesen said the shooter also died, but it is unknown whether the suspect was among the three confirmed deaths. Federal agents and state police are investigating.

The sheriff's office urged people to avoid the area and confirmed the school was evacauted.

The city of Aztec is located in the northwest corner of New Mexico and has a population of almost 7,000 people.

Shooting reported at high school in New Mexico