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Child charged with murder in road rage shooting outside Gadsden High School

Update: Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office officials identify the victim as 66-year-old Chamberino resident Jaime Bonilla Castañeda. They are still not identifying the juvenile suspect.

The child is charged with first degree murder and evidence tampering.

Update: The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office is now confirming to ABC-7 one minor has been detained for investigation. Officials say witnesses assisted them in identifying the minor.

The person was located in Anthony, NM around 4 p.m. today.

Update: Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office officials say that around 2:42 PM, a security guard at the school called 911 about a man "down in the roadway."

Sheriff's Office officials say officers found the man unresponsive when they arrived at the scene.

The victim died at the scene from a gunshot wound.

Witnesses told deputies that two vehicles had gone into the Gadsden High School parking lot and that two men had gotten out of the cars.

"The younger male had something in his hand and pointed it at the older male," DASO officials said in a news release Friday. "Witnesses saw the victim fall to the ground."

The younger man then got into a white pickup truck and headed east on Highway 28. Officials say no one from the school was involved. Investigators believe road rage could have been involved in the shooting.

DONA ANA COUNTY, New Mexico (KVIA) -- Gadsden High School is on lockdown right now after a shooting happened in front of the school.

School ended for the year yesterday, so no students were on campus, according to Gadsden ISD officials. They add that no staff members were harmed.

"Law enforcement is on the scene and managing the situation, and we are cooperating fully with their investigation," district officials said. "We urge the community to avoid the area to allow emergency responders to work effectively."

The district says they will release more information once it becomes available.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this incident,” superintendent Travis Dempsey said. “We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students and staff and will continue to work closely with law enforcement.”

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