Shooter Kills 2 in New Mexico Public Library

The unidentified male also injured 4
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2017 12:04 AM CDT
2 Dead, 4 Injured in New Mexico Library Shooting
   (Tony Bullocks/The Eastern New Mexico News via AP)

A shooting inside a public library in New Mexico Monday afternoon left two people dead and four injured—and local police with more questions than answers. Reuters reports that a male opened fire inside the library at around 4pm local time, killing two women and injuring two women and two men. The alleged shooter was arrested after police surrounded the building and he surrendered. Authorities have not released the suspect's name, age, or motive, and while they say they are preparing warrants, there is no word yet as to what he will be charged with, the AP reports.

Clovis, a city of 40,000 located about 200 miles from Albuquerque, is home to Cannon Air Force Base. The city is situated near the state border with Texas, and the injured victims were taken to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. Two were said to be in critical condition Monday night. Per KRQE, some in the local community have identified the alleged shooter as a 16-year-old high school sophomore. (Read more New Mexico stories.)

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