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UPDATE:Governor: Boy shot at school undergoes 2nd surgery

UPDATED Wednesday, January 15, 2014 ---- 7:30 a.m.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says a boy shot by a classmate at their middle school underwent a second surgery and a girl who was wounded is now in stable condition.

Martinez said at a press conference late Tuesday that the girl has been identified as 13-year-old Kendal Sanders. The wounded boy is in critical condition.

Authorities say the two were shot when a 12-year-old boy opened fire at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell on Tuesday morning.

Martinez says the boy pointed the gun at a teacher, who talked him into dropping the weapon. The boy was taken into custody.

New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said late Tuesday that the shooter used a .22-gauge shotgun. He says they're investigating where he got the gun and have issued search warrants for the boy's home and his bag and locker.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, January 14, 2014 --- 11:52 a.m.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Officials at a Texas hospital say a 14-year-old boy who was the likely target of a school shooter in southeastern New Mexico has been brought there in critical condition.

Eric Finley of University of Medical Center in Lubbock says a 13-year-old girl also might be en route in critical condition.

Police say the shooting happened at 8:11 Tuesday at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, and a suspect is in custody.

Officials at Eastern New Mexico Regional Medical say two students were brought there after the shooting. It's unclear if either of those victims was then transferred to Lubbock, or if the student being treated in Lubbock is a third victim.

Finley says information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the target of the shooter.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, January 14, 2014 --- 10:40 a.m.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Officials in southern New Mexico say at least two children are being treated for injuries following a shooting at a Roswell middle school.

Brooke Linthicum of Eastern New Mexico Regional Medical Center says the two were brought in following the shooting at Berrendo Middle School, but she had no information on the type or extent of their injuries.

Roswell police say the suspected shooter was arrested Tuesday and the school has been placed on lockdown.

Roswell has been rocked by gang violence in recent years and has asked Homeland Security Investigations to step in and help. Word of the shooting was posted on the Roswell Police Department's Facebook page.

Police say children will be bused to a nearby mall where parents can pick up them up.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2014 --- 10:06 a.m.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Police say there has been a shooting at a Roswell middle school in New Mexico.

Roswell police said the suspected shooter was arrested Tuesday at Berrendo Middle School, but authorities have not said if there were any injuries. The school has been placed on lockdown.

Roswell has been rocked by gang violence in recent years and has asked Homeland Security Investigations to step in and help. Word of the shooting was posted on the Roswell Police Department's Facebook page.

Police say children are being bused to a nearby mall where parents can pick up them up.

No other details are yet available.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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