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Reports Indicate at Least Two People Shot and Killed at Aztec High School
Gun Violence by the Numbers (and Visuals) Available Here
AZTEC, N.M. – The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded to a shooting today at Aztec High School. While details are still unfolding, reports indicate at least two students were shot and killed. The New Mexico State Police have confirmed that the shooter is also dead.
Everytown research shows that this is at least the 57th school shooting nationwide this year, and the 267th school shooting nationwide since January 2013.
STATEMENT FROM CHERYL HAASE, VOLUNTEER WITH THE NEW MEXICO CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Today’s news leaves a hole in my heart and a pit in my stomach. All I can think about are the families of the victims whose lives are forever changed, who will never see their loved ones again. As a teacher, it worries me that students will think about if today is the day someone is gunned down at school. My thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends as they begin to cope with this tragedy. New Mexico must not let these tragedies become normal – our elected officials must work harder to keep our schools and communities safer.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs