Wednesday, January 15, 2014
New Mexico 12-Year-old Shoots Two Classmates
A 12-year-old boy was taken into custody Tuesday after a shooting at a Roswell, N.M., middle school that left two teenage classmates seriously wounded.
An 11-year-old boy was in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl was upgraded to satisfactory Tuesday night after being air-lifted to a Lubbock, Texas, hospital, about 175 miles away, according to a University Medical Center spokesperson.
Officials said the boy, apparently the intended target, was shot twice in the face with a shotgun, and the girl once in an arm. A classmate said the shooter, a seventh-grader, was being bullied, but New Mexico state police said they still did not have a motive.
Roswell police said the shooting occurred about 8:11 a.m. local time (10:11 a.m. ET) in the gymnasium at Berrendo Middle School. A teacher subdued the suspect.