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Clovis police say 1 dead, others wounded in shooting, crash

May 15, 2021 GMT

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Police in the eastern New Mexico city of Clovis said Saturday that one person was killed and others wounded or injured after a shooting and vehicle crash.

A caller to 911 reported that they have beeen shot just after 11 p.m. on Friday and arriving police found a Mercedes sedan crashed into a power power pole that had been sheared off, police Capt. Captain Roman Romero said in a news release.

Romero said the occupants of the Mercedes were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, where a passenger died. Another person with life-threatening injuries was driven to the hospital in another vehicle that was associated with the Mercedes.

it was unclear exactly how many people were injured and whether they all were shot or if they had injuries from the vehicle crash. Romero did not immediately respond to a request for addional information.

Romero said no information about the victims was being released because of their ages and the ongoing homicide investigation.