CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – As the victims of the Clovis shooting recover in the hospital, news of the shooting is garnering a lot of national attention. It’s also getting reactions from state officials.
The Clovis library shooting has made headlines in national publications such as New York Times, Washington Post, even People Magazine. As the news circulates, state officials are offering their assistance.
Monday night, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released a statement saying the Attorney General’s Office has offered assistance to law enforcement agencies in Clovis.
He adds that their victim service specialists are already assisting the Curry and Roosevelt County District Attorney’s Office.
Gov. Susana Martinez also offered her condolences. In a statement, Martinez said, “I am directing the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and other state agencies to assist and support the Clovis Police Department.”
New Mexico’s Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich took to social media to express their sympathies as well. Both are asking for the community to come together after this horrific tragedy.
As of Tuesday morning, “Clovis, New Mexico” was trending on both Twitter and Facebook.
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I’m heartbroken by the horrific events in Clovis tonight. Please join Jill and me in keeping Clovis in your thoughts and prayers.
— Tom Udall (@SenatorTomUdall) August 29, 2017
My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives today & entire Clovis community as we learn more about this horrible tragedy
— Martin Heinrich (@MartinHeinrich) August 29, 2017