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Two Students and Gunman Dead in New Mexico High School Shooting
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7 Dec 2017 04:31 PM EST

-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer; Image: An aerial view of Aztec High School (Image Source: Google Maps via WSB Radio)

Two students and one gunman are dead after a shooting at a New Mexico high school, police reported Thursday.

According to San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen, three people, all believed to be students, have died at Aztec High School. CBS News reports that New Mexico Police confirmed on Twitter that the shooter was among the dead.

"The families of the victims were notified immediately. They are in our thoughts and prayers. #Aztecschoolshooting," the New Mexico State Police also posted.

No other injuries were reported, and it was not immediately certain if the shooting happened inside the school nor who the suspected shooter was. The New Mexico State Police took over the investigation after the building was cleared and searched. Federal authorities were also investigating.

Other area schools were also locked down as a precaution.

"While details are still coming in, we grieve for the innocent victims in this senseless act of violence. Too many lives have been disrupted and too many futures cut short," U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said on Twitter.

CNN notes that Aztec is a rural town of 6,500 people in San Juan County, in northwest New Mexico, about three hours from Albuquerque.

This story is still developing.

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