ACTIVE SHOOTER: Multiple People Dead After Gunman Opens Fire at Public Library in New Mexico
A mass shooting took place at Clovis-Carver Public Library in New Mexico on Monday afternoon.
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Here is what we know at 5:10 p.m.:
CLOVIS — Multiple people have been killed and injured in a shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, a police spokesman confirmed at 4:40 p.m.
Capt. Roman Romero did not provide additional information.
Police surrounded the library a few minutes after 4.
Police scanner traffic reported air ambulances have been dispatched and at least one victim has been taken to Clovis Municipal Airport for transport to Lubbock. One scanner report said a victim was in a closet at the library and seeking medical attention.
Vanessa Aguirre said she was in the library with her son when a man came in and “started to shoot” into the air.
“It all happened so fast,” she said. “We took off fast. My purse is still in there.”
Aguirre said she did not see anyone shot, but the shooter was still in the library when she left. She thinks he had a handgun.
Kim Tipton, who was in the American Classified building across the street from the library, said she saw multiple police arrive a few minutes after 4.
“Their guns were drawn, AK-whatever they were, they were drawn,” she said.
KOB 4 reports:
A shooting at a southeast New Mexico public library left multiple people killed and injured, according to media reports.
NBC News reports two people died in the shooting at Clovis-Carver Public Library Monday afternoon. According to the Eastern New Mexico News, it happened around 4:40 p.m.
The Eastern New Mexico News attributes that information to Capt. Roman Romero. Romero did not provide any further information.
The Eastern New Mexico News also captured a photograph of a man being taken into police custody, but they have not confirmed at this time if the man is the suspect.
Police took this man into custody soon after the shooting was reported. It's not clear if he is connected to the shooting: