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Two sent to hospital after hostage situation led to gunfire

CLOVIS (KSMX)- On Monday, March 16 at about 6:58 a.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of North Oak Street in reference to shots fired.

According to a press release from Clovis Police Department, 911 callers relayed hearing multiple shots fired at the residence. On arrival, officers moved toward the residence and were forced to take cover behind a block wall as shots were being fired at them.

A 32-year old male and a 31-year old female escaped from the home where the female collapsed to the ground, having been shot by a person from inside of the home. The female was in the open, and was not able to move to cover. Clovis Police Department SWAT was activated and the SWAT MRAP, an armored vehicle, was used as bullet-resistant cover to extract the female.

This 31-year old female and the 32-year old male who had escaped the home were both injured by gunfire and both were taken to Plains Regional Medical Center because of their injuries. The female has since been transferred to a Lubbock, Texas area hospital.

The suspect in this criminal incident was identified as a 16-year old male. The juvenile male stayed within the home and was contacted via phone. At 8:55 a.m., the 16-year old male was taken into custody without incident.

The 16-year old suspect was charged with 2 counts of Kidnapping, two counts of Assault with Intent to Commit a Violent Felony, 2 counts of Aggravated Battery and 3 counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer.

Names of all subjects are being withheld at this time.

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