At least three people have been killed and several injured after a shooting in Farmington, New Mexico, where the suspected gunman was killed, police said Monday.
Farmington is in the northwest of the state, next to the Navajo Nation. Federal agents were responding to the mass shooting, the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco (ATF) office in Phoenix, Arizona, said on Twitteras are state and local police.
Two police officers were shot and wounded and several schools were closed, according the local media.
The shooting took place in a residential area and authorities said the shooter appeared to act alone. After the suspect was killed, police said there was no longer a threat to the public and school closures were lifted.
Few additional details had been made public as of Monday afternoon.
Farmington is a city of about 46,000 people, 180 miles northwest of New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque.