Three Dead Following Shooting At New Mexico High School

New Mexico school shooting leaves three dead

On the same day the Republicans slam legislation through the House of Representatives that eases restrictions on conceal carry permits for fire arms, a school in New Mexico is the latest to play host to gun violance as there was an attack this morning that has left at least two students dead and many others injured.

The incident took place inside Aztec High School this morning, and according to police,two people were killed, as was the suspect.

The school, along with other schools throughout the area remains on lockdown as police try to get to the bottom of what happened.

“The families of the victims were notified immediately. They are in our thoughts and prayers,” state police said in a statement on social media.

Anxious parents gathered outside city hall, awaiting word from the police on the status of their children.

Students attending the school have been relocated to another location while police investigate the scene.

Not much information is being released, but what we do know is that the shooter, yet to be identified was killed.

Police have not stated how the suspect was killed, or if he was a student of the school.

There is also no known motive for the attack and police are not stating whether the attack took place inside the school, or outside.

Police have confirmed however that the two people shot to death this morning, were students of the high school.

According to a law enforcement official and a Navajo Nation spokesman as many as a dozen other people were injured during the attack.

“It’s tragic when our children are harmed in violent ways especially on school campuses. We express our condolences to those families who have been harmed,” Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, said in a press release.

Aztec, is a small rural community home to approximately 6,000 residents located in the heart of northwestern New Mexico’s oil and gas country.

Gun control leaves a lot to be desired

This fatal incident is just the latest of what seems like a never ending string of incidents in the US when it comes to gun violance.

A month ago, a man walked into a church in Sutherland Texas and opened fire during morning service, killing more than 45 people and injuring many more.

In that attack, it was actually a church goer who intervened, brandishing his own rifle he just happened to have with him and chasing the gunman out of the building.

Earlier this year, the most deadliest shooting spree in American history took place inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando where a man killed 49 people, and injured many more before being killed.

When it comes to acquiring a firearm, a person only has to trot down to their local Walmart to get one. With guns being sold only meters away from candy and baby powder, is it any wonder that America has a major gun problem?

Not helping the cause for tighter gun control is the NRA, who feels that it is anybody’s right to carry a fire arm.

The NRA have not released a statement pertaining to this most recent bout of gun violance, and because a gun was used to kill innocent people, we will probably not hear a peep from them.

They were quite vocal this morning though upon the news that the Republicans had passed a bill through the House of Representatives that will make it easier to carry a concealed fire arm across state lines.

Alex Nespeca

Alex Nespeca

<span style="font-weight: 400">Alex Nespeca was born and raised in Tampa.  Alex has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for Tribune Media,  the AP and MSNBC. As a journalist for Florida Daily Chronicle, Alex mostly covers community events and human interest stories.  </span>