Roswell (New Mexico), Jan. 14 (AP): A gunman opened fire this morning at a New Mexico school, critically injuring at least two students before being taken into custody.
A 14-year-old boy was flown to University Medical Center in Texas in critical condition, hospital spokeswoman Eric Finley said. Information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the shooter’s target, she said. A 13-year-old girl in critical condition might be en route as well, Finley said. The gunman opened fire at Berrendo Middle School as classes were starting for the day.
Brooke Linthicum of Eastern New Mexico Regional Medical Centre said two children were being treated, but it was unclear if either of those victims was then transferred to Texas. Lorena Beltran told the Albuquerque Journal that her daughter, who attends the school, said a male student was shot in the face.