No Injuries Reported After Overnight Shooting on Navajo Indian Reservation

Law enforcement still on scene of where a shooting took place overnight. Photos Courtesy of Navajo Times.

Law enforcement still on scene of where a shooting took place overnight. Photos Courtesy of Navajo Times.

Published August 4, 2015

SHEEP SPRINGS, NEW MEXICO— Navajo Police are still on the scene in Sheep Springs, Mexico, where an overnight shooting took place on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

Several rounds of ammunition were fired according to those who live in close proximity to where the shooting took place. Several bullet casings have been recovered at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Jesse Delmar, executive director of Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, received a report at 4:42 a.m. from the Shiprock District about a shooting in the vicinity of Sheep Springs.

Sheep Springs 2“There were two factions of people shooting at each other in the vicinity of Sheep Spings NHA. We deployed to that location. An hour ago, we approached the area. Officers made entry into a house where we believed the suspects to be barricaded,” Delmar said.

He said the house was cleared and that officers are still on scene right now. The Strategic Response Team of the Navajo Police is still on location Tuesday morning.

“We’re still trying to confirm the information about the shooting. This is an ongoing investigation and we’ll release more information throughout the day, as it becomes available,” Delmar said.

Other law enforcement officers were summoned to the scene overnight. Investigators from the FBI and Shiprock Police District are involved with the investigation.

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