The neighborhood of Dustin Avenue between Ute and Apache was locked down for several hours as the incident unfolded around 11am. Hospital officials say the facility also went into lockdown and established an Incident Command Center. The hospital worked closely with law enforcement to ensure the safety of their patients and caregivers. The neighborhood lockdown was lifted shortly before 2pm.
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Six people are hospitalized today, including two members of law enforcement, after an active shooter incident in Farmington. Five civilians, as well as a Farmington Police Officer and a New Mexico State Police Officer, are hospitalized. The two law enforcement officers are said to be in stable condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center. The conditions of the other victims are unknown at this time. Three people were reportedly killed, in addition to the suspect, who was believed to be 18 years old.
The neighborhood of Dustin Avenue between Ute and Apache was locked down for several hours as the incident unfolded around 11am. Hospital officials say the facility also went into lockdown and established an Incident Command Center. The hospital worked closely with law enforcement to ensure the safety of their patients and caregivers. The hospital reports treating seven patients from the incident, including the two officers. The neighborhood lockdown was lifted shortly before 2pm.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement: “I am receiving frequent updates on the situation in Farmington as it evolves. I am grateful to law enforcement for their quick response and that there does not appear to be any ongoing threat to public safety. I have directed the state to provide whatever support the city and county need as they conduct a thorough investigation and as the community begins to heal. I am praying for the families of the victims, the wounded and the entire community of Farmington following this horrific tragedy. Although details continue to emerge about this incident, this serves as yet another reminder of how gun violence destroys lives in our state and our country every single day. This administration will not stop fighting the epidemic of gun violence from every angle possible.”
Department of Public Safety Secretary Jason R. Bowie issued a statement: “Multiple civilians, a New Mexico State Police Officer and a Farmington Police Department Officer were involved in this senseless violent act. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, injured civilians, and police officers. The first responders deserve our gratitude for their courageous and timely response.”
Today's incident is being investigated by the Farmington Police Department, San Juan County Sheriff's Office, and New Mexico State Police.
Statement by Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe released Monday evening, May 15, 2023:
We will update this story with additional information as it becomes available.