CLOVIS – Multiple people have been killed and injured in a shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, a police spokesman confirmed at 4:40 p.m.
Capt. Roman Romero did not provide additional information. A press conference has been scheduled in a few minutes.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the shooter was still in the library, but police were seen taking one man into custody. The unidentified man was being escorted to a police cruiser in handcuffs.
Police surrounded the library a few minutes after 4.
Police scanner traffic reported air ambulances have been dispatched and at least one victim has been taken to Clovis Municipal Airport for transport to Lubbock. One scanner report said a victim was in a closet at the library and seeking medical attention. Two ambulances remained on the scene at 5:15 p.m.
Vanessa Aguirre said she was in the library with her son when a man came in and “started to shoot” into the air.
“It all happened so fast,” she said. “We took off fast. My purse is still in there.”
Via Mix 107.5:
UPDATE 6:20pm: Press conference scheduled for 8pm. We’ll carry it live on Mix 107.5 and do our best to stream it live on the Mix Facebook page. No additional details as of this time.
UPDATE 4:55pm: It has been confirmed by a law enforcement spokesperson that an active shooter situation at the Clovis Carver library did end with fatalities and injuries. A suspect is in custody at this time. Please avoid downtown Clovis, as all traffic on Main in the area of the library is being diverted.
There was a shooting at the Clovis library. A suspect is in custody. There are reports of injuries; however those are unconfirmed at this time.
Hey y’all, there is an incident occurring over at the library which has several emergency crews on scene. PLEASE avoid the area. First responders need to get in and assess the situation. Main Street and 7th is closed to allow for those vehicles to gain access. We will UPDATE with information as it becomes available. (Cari)
Posted by Joseph Tapia on Monday, August 28, 2017
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