(NEW MEXICO, LANKAPUVATH) –Two students were killed when a fellow student opened fire at a northern New Mexico high school Thursday morning, law enforcement officials said.
The gunman also was killed, a spokesman for the New Mexico State Police told Fox News. Police released very little information about the shooter, including his name, but did say he was also a student at Aztec High School.
“The families of the victims were notified immediately. They are in our thoughts and prayers,” state police said in a statement on social media.
The high school, located in the northwest corner of the state near the Navajo Nation, was evacuated after a period of being in lockdown. Authorities said they cleared the buildings at the school, and students were boarding buses to another location where they could be reunited with their parents.
Initial reports indicated that more than a dozen people were injured in the shooting. However, officials later clarified that no other injuries were reported.