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Children Wounded in New Mexico School Shooting

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ROSWELL, New Mexico (AP) — A gunman opened fire Tuesday morning at a New Mexico school, critically injuring at least two students before being taken into custody. A witness said the gunman was a student who she thought was being bullied.

Odiee Carranza said the boy shot a 14-year-old twice in the face and shot a girl in the arm. The boy then fired a shot into the sky before dropping the gun, and a teacher then grabbed him, Carranza said.

Officials at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, say a 14-year-old boy was flown there in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl was en route in serious condition. Information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the shooter's target, hospital spokesman Eric Finley said.

The gunman opened fire at Berrendo Middle School as classes were starting for the day.

Lorena Beltran told the Albuquerque Journal that her daughter, who attends the school, said a male student was shot in the face.

Roswell police say the school was placed on lockdown, and the suspected shooter was arrested. Age and other details on the gunman were not immediately released.

Student Anyssa Vegara said she was talking to a security guard when she heard a shot.

"I turned around, and all I saw was someone on the floor with their arm bleeding," Vegara told the Journal.

Roswell is perhaps best-known as the site of an alleged UFO crash in 1947.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



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