A shooting at the Animas Valley Mall in Farmington, New Mexico left one dead and one person injured. Police said that it was “an isolated, targeted incident” outside of the mall.
No suspect is in police custody and authorities haven’t released any victims’ names, pending family notification. Officials said they were informed of the shooting around 11:20 am.
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In another incident on Thursday morning, authorities say what started as a car crash on the West Bank resulted in a shooting, hit-and-run, and later chase across the Crescent City Connection into the Lower Garden Districts.
The crash happened on General De Gaulle Drive just after 8 am, according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Police said as the drivers were exchanging information, one driver drove off and fired two shots at the other driver. The victim followed the shooter across the bridge while relaying information to the police.
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A Louisiana State Police trooper joined the chase and the alleged shooter crashed his car around Calliope and Magazine streets. The driver tried to flee on foot and was apprehended. There were injuries reported in the shooting or crash.
NOPD Chief Deputy Superintendent Hans Ganthier says it is never a good idea for victims to chase an armed suspect.
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“We don’t advise that. If you can get their information and then relay it to the police that’s fine, but, we don’t advise that. For your own safety just get the license plate or any other information, the description of the vehicle…and that is enough. You don’t need to chase especially with someone armed,” Ganthier said.
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Many Louisiana State Police vehicles were seen around the intersection of Andrew Higgins Boulevard and Magazine Street. Troopers blocked roads two blocks away on Calliope Street, and law enforcement was seen surrounding a vehicle. The investigators recovered two weapons at the scene.