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3 dead in New Mexico high-school shooting

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Dexter Carr | 08 December, 2017, 01:29

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office has responded to a shooting at Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico.

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"Updated information: 1 suspect shooter is deceased".

There were no other injuries reported, state police added.

According to another news outlet citing Aztec Police Chief Mike Heal, two people plus the shooter were shot, but did not specify whether the two people shot were students or adults.

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Deputies are asking everyone to avoid the area as emergency crews work the scene.

Per the statement, the school will be placed on lockdown for roughly "three to four hours".

The New Mexico State Police were taking over the investigation.

The shooting took place at Aztec High School in Aztec, about 180 miles northwest of Albuquerque.

The sherrif's officer said: "Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated".

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