Authorities ID New Mexico gunman who killed 3, wounded 6 as 18-year-old high schooler

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The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – The gunman who killed three people and wounded six others while roaming through his northwestern New Mexico neighborhood and apparently firing at random targets was an 18-year-old high school student, authorities said Tuesday.

The attack occurred Monday morning in Farmington, a city of about 50,000 people near the Four Corners, where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet.

Witnesses and police say the gunman walked through a neighborhood a short drive from downtown Farmington spraying bullets at cars, homes and passersby until police arrived at the scene and shot and killed him.

Authorities identified the gunman as Beau Wilson. San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari said four officers fired a total of 16 rounds at Wilson.

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5/16/2023 3:34:43 PM (GMT -5:00)

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