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NMMI placed on lockdown after ‘off-campus shooting incident’


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New Mexico State Police are investigating after the New Mexico Military Institute campus was placed on lockdown following an “isolated off-campus shooting incident” Thursday morning, according to information released by the Institute.

At approximately 9:47 a.m., NMMI officials were notified of the incident, which involved two adult male cadets, according to a NMMI Facebook post.

“One of the two cadets received a non-life threatening injury,” according to the post. “He was treated at the NMMI infirmary and then transported” to a local hospital for follow-up.

The post continues, “It was reported that the shots were fired at the cadets while off campus from a passing automobile.”

The lockdown occurred at approximately 9:55 a.m.

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“No danger exists for other cadets who have been restricted to campus until further notice,” the post states.

State Police, the Roswell Police Department and Chaves County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to the incident.

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