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Shots fired near school

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Gallup Police Department received a report of gunshots heard near the Catherine Miller Elementary School at 12:04 pm on Feb. 15.

Gallup Police Officers Norman Bowman and Ryan Blackgoat arrived at the location and had the school go on lockdown. The area the gunshots were heard was from the Navajo Reservation area and Navajo Police were notified.

Navajo Police, New Mexico State Police, and Gallup Police searched the area north of the school for suspects. State Police deployed a helicopter and drone to assist in the search. No contact was made with anyone in the area.  The students and staff of Catherine Miller Elementary School were released on time and unharmed.