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At least four dead, including gunman, after shooting in New Mexico

Police shot dead an ‘active shooter’ in Farmington, New Mexico, on Monday  (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police shot dead an ‘active shooter’ in Farmington, New Mexico, on Monday (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A gunman shot dead three people before he was killed during a confrontation with police in Farmington, New Mexico, on Monday, authorities say.

Two police officers are in hospital after being wounded during the shootout, the Farmington Police Department said in a statement.

The identities of the victims and the gunman, and the location of the shootings, has not yet been confirmed.

Police have asked the public to avoid the Dustin Avenue area between Ute Street and Apache Street as they continue to investigate.

The two officers, from the Farmington Police Department and New Mexico State Police, are in a stable condition at the San Juan Regional Medical Center police said.

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