Multiple fatalities reported after gunman opens fire in New Mexico library

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Multiple people were killed when a gunman opened fire in an eastern New Mexico library on Monday, local news outlets are reporting.

The shooting occurred around 4 p.m. local time at the Clovis-Carter Public Library in Clovis, New Mexico.

According to Reuters, two people were killed and four were injured in the shooting. However, local officials have not confirmed the number of casualties or released any of their identities.

A suspect, whose name has not been released, has been taken into custody, NBC News reported.

One witness, Vanessa Aguirre, told the Eastern New Mexico News she was in the library with her son when the shooter entered and opened fire into the air.

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

Clovis is a town of about 40,000 people in eastern New Mexico, about 10 miles from the Texas border.

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