The Latest: Doctors say library victims saved others

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Posted: Aug 31, 2017 6:54 PM
The Latest: Doctors say library victims saved others

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The latest on the deadly shooting at a New Mexico public library (all times local):

4 p.m.

Trauma surgeons at a Texas hospital who treated patients wounded during a shooting at a public library in New Mexico this week described them as heroes for saving other people the day of the rampage.

The doctors at University Medical Center in Lubbock told reporters Thursday that all four patients who were brought in following Monday's shooting in Clovis were recovering. Two have been released. Two public library workers were killed and a 16-year-old high school sophomore from Clovis is in custody.

The hospital says 20-year-old Alexis Molina suffered a gunshot wound just above her heart and was also shot once in each leg. Doctors say it's a miracle that she survived.

Fifty-three-year-old Howard Jones was shot in the forearm and the bullet traveling up his arm along his radial nerve.

The doctors say Molina and Jones were more concerned about the safety of loved ones who were in the Clovis-Carver Public Library when a gunman opened fire.

They say the two helped prevent others from being killed but provided no details.


1:30 p.m.

A New Mexico district judge has ordered that a teenager accused in a deadly shooting inside a public library remain in custody.

Nathaniel Jouett appeared in a Clovis courtroom on Thursday. He's facing numerous counts including murder, assault and child abuse.

Jouett's defense was not opposed to the teen remaining in custody for now.

According to court records, the 16-year-old Jouett told investigators he had been thinking "bad things" for some time and initially planned to target his school because he was mad.

He told investigators he didn't know why he picked Clovis-Carver Public Library.

Two employees were killed and four other people were injured.

The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes. But it is identifying Jouett because of the seriousness of the crime and because authorities plan to file a motion seeking adult sanctions against the teen.