New Mexico is in Shock After the Clovis Library Shooting
The city of Clovis, New Mexico, is recovering from the devastation of a shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The gunman walked in and started shooting at the people inside. Two people are dead and four others are recovering from injuries. The police are not yet releasing the names or ages of the suspect or the victims. The Clovis library shooting has shaken the community and left the witnesses traumatized.
The incident occurred at 4:15pm on Monday.
What Happened to the Victims of the Clovis Library Shooting?
Clovis is east of Albuquerque and near the New Mexico border with Texas. Some of the wounded were transported to Lubbock for treatment. Other victims were treated at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.
What We Know from Witnesses of the Clovis Library Shooting
One witness, Vanessa Aguirre, was at the Clovis-Carver Public Library with her son. She reported that the suspect began by shooting into the air. Witness Lisa Baird stated that the gunman asked the people why they weren’t running before he actually injured four of them and killed two.
Another witness, Sam Nathavong, reported that he was hiding and thought that the gunman was coming in his direction when the police arrived. The whole incident ended as quickly as it began. The suspect gave himself up to the armed police without a fight.
Some believe the gunman is a teenager, and many of those inside the Clovis-Carver Public Library at the time are children. The mayor of Clovis, David Lansford, pointed out that the incident could have been far worse if not for the quick action of the Clovis Police Department.
What We Know About the Clovis- Carver Public Library
The Clovis-Carver Public Library is an important part of the community in this New Mexico town. They offer free library cards and various community programs and events. They have Toddler Time, Preschool Story Hour, and a Big Kids Book Club. For adults, they have Quilters Tuesday, Stitch Addicts, the Page Turners Book Club, and the Colour Creators Adult Coloring Club. They aim to be a fun, friendly, and safe place for all members of the community to learn, read, and participate in activities.
Toddler Time was supposed to start on August 30, and Preschool Story Hour would start on the 31st. Unfortunately, the library is now closed until further notice due to these events. It will likely cast a shadow over all programs and events for the foreseeable future.
New Mexico is in Shock and Awaiting More Information
The investigation is still going on, and the community is waiting for more information. We are all in shock at the senseless loss of life and tragic circumstances of the families who are forever changed by the Clovis library shooting. People throughout New Mexico are sending support, thoughts, and prayers to everyone involved. We’re grateful for the fast response of the Clovis Police Department, saving lives and preventing further harm.
If you are in Clovis or in the surrounding areas, then keep supporting the Clovis-Carver Public Library and the victims and survivors of the Clovis library shooting. Do not let this violence stop you from engaging in community activities when the library reopens. This is a time to come together and support one another. Do not allow fear to put a stop to all of the good things that the Clovis-Carver Public Library does for the community.
Stay strong, Clovis!