Chilling new video footage has captured the horrifying mass shooting that took place in New Mexico, resulting in the death of at least three people, as confirmed by the police.
The incident occurred in Farmington, where a violent rampage unfolded in a residential neighborhood, leaving a total of ten individuals shot, including two police officers.
Tragically, three victims succumbed to their injuries, while the authorities were forced to use lethal force to stop the assailant.
The video, which has sent shockwaves through the community, shows the suspect brandishing a firearm and pacing outside a church in Farmington, located approximately 15 miles south of the Colorado border.
Law enforcement swiftly responded to the chaotic scene after receiving reports of an active shooter targeting individuals in the neighborhood.
One distressed witness recounted hearing gunfire and immediately recognizing the severity of the situation.
The 18-year-old gunman unleashed a barrage of shots, claiming multiple lives and injuring two officers, one of whom was a state trooper.
In response, nearby schools and businesses initiated lockdown procedures while the authorities conducted an intensive search for the suspect.
With the help of eyewitness accounts and swift action, four officers confronted and ultimately neutralized the shooter.
New Mexico’s governor issued a statement expressing gratitude for law enforcement’s swift response and successful apprehension of the shooter.
However, she also expressed her deep sorrow and outrage at the tragic violence that unfolded in Farmington.
In her statement, she emphasized the commitment of her administration to combat the epidemic of gun violence from every possible angle.
As of now, the motive behind this appalling act of violence has not been disclosed by the police.
The community of Farmington and the entire nation remain shocked and saddened by yet another senseless mass shooting, further highlighting the urgent need for comprehensive efforts to address the pervasive issue of gun violence in America.