2 people dead in mass shooting at New Mexico library

At least two people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in Clovis, N.M. Monday. Photo by Clovis-Carver Public Library/Facebook

Aug. 28 (UPI) — At least two people have been confirmed dead and six injured after a gunman shot several people at a library in Clovis, N.M., on Monday, according to reports.

Clovis interim City Manager Tom Phelps told ABC News that the suspected gunman, who has not yet been identified by authorities, was taken into custody. The motive for the shooting is not known at this time.

The shooting occurred at approximately 4 p.m. local time. Witness Vanessa Aguirre told the Eastern New Mexico News that she was in the library with her son when the gunman entered the Clovis-Carver Public Library and “started to shoot” into the air.

“It all happened so fast,” she said. “We took off fast. My purse is still in there.”

Clovis, with a population of about 38,000 people, is located about 10 miles from the Texas border in eastern New Mexico.

This is a breaking story and more information will be provided when it is available.


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