In Summary
  • The school is located in the small town of Aztec some 180 miles (300 kilometers) northwest of Albuquerque in an area close to Navajo tribal lands.

  • Initial reports of other people being wounded are wrong, San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told a press conference.

LOS ANGELES,

Two teens were killed in a shooting at their high school in the southwestern US state of New Mexico on Thursday, police said, adding that the assailant was dead.

The attack took place at Aztec High School, New Mexico State Police said on Twitter.

SHOOTER

The school is located in the small town of Aztec some 180 miles (300 kilometers) northwest of Albuquerque in an area close to Navajo tribal lands.

Initial reports of other people being wounded are wrong, San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told a press conference.

The identities of the shooter and those killed were not released.

Garrett Parker, a student at the school in the town of 7,000, told the local TV station KOAT that he was stunned.

"Out of any state, out of all the states in America, you don't think it would happen here," he said.

Parker said he was in history class when the shooting started.

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