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3 dead, 15 hurt in New Mexico high school shooting

By Susan McFarland
3 dead, 15 hurt in New Mexico high school shooting
Three dead following shooting at Aztec High School. Photo courtesy of KOB Albuquerque, NM.

Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Three people believed to be students are dead after a shooting at a New Mexico high school Thursday, authorities said.

The San Juan County Sheriff's Department responded to the shooting at Aztec High School and said deputies are "clearing the building and actively searching."

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Authorities said the shooter had died but did not specify whether that person was among the three reported dead.

Two of the dead are believed to be students and more than a dozen were injured, KOAT-TV reported.

Authorities said families of the victims have been notified but few details on the incident or motive were immediately known.

Police asked parents to stay away from the school, which was placed on lockdown.

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