Middle School Shooting: 2 Kids Injured, 1 in Custody

Takes place at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 14, 2014 10:12 AM CST | Updated Jan 14, 2014 3:56 PM CST

(Newser) – Two kids were seriously injured today in a shooting at a middle school in Roswell, NM, and authorities say the shooting suspect—another student—is in custody. A 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were airlifted to a Texas hospital, KOB reports. The boy was in critical condition and the girl was upgraded to serious condition. The suspect is a 12-year-old boy, and initial reports suggest that the wounded boy was his intended target. Witnesses say he was shot in the face, reports the Albuquerque Journal. Police haven't speculated about a motive.

The AP has this:

  • "Eighth-grader Odiee Carranza said she was walking to the school gym when a boy bumped into her as he rushed past. She told him to be careful, and he apologized and continued on. He ran to the gym, where he pulled a gun out of a band instrument case and fired at the students." She described the suspect as a "smart kid and a nice kid."
Gov. Susana Martinez says a teacher at Berrendo Middle School approached the shooter and convinced him to put his shotgun down after the initial shots.

Law enforcement personnel set up a perimeter after a shooting at Berrendo Middle School.
Law enforcement personnel set up a perimeter after a shooting at Berrendo Middle School.   (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson)
A woman hugs a student at a staging ground set up at the Roswell Mall.
A woman hugs a student at a staging ground set up at the Roswell Mall.   (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson)
Students are reunited with families at a staging ground set up at the Roswell Mall.
Students are reunited with families at a staging ground set up at the Roswell Mall.   (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson)
A student, right, waits at a staging ground set up at the Roswell Mall following the school shooting.
A student, right, waits at a staging ground set up at the Roswell Mall following the school shooting.   (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson)
A student, left, is hugged following a shooting at Berrendo Middle School.
A student, left, is hugged following a shooting at Berrendo Middle School.   (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson)
Students are reunited with their families.
Students are reunited with their families.   (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
3%
2%
31%
2%
56%
6%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   MSN Living   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   Biography   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!