Two Students Hospitalized After Shooting At Roswell Middle School

Jan 14, 2014

Two students have been hospitalized after a gunman opened fire at a New Mexico middle school Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred at a Roswell Middle School in eastern New Mexico when students gathered in the gym to get out of the weather and a 12-year-old suspect brought what's presumed to be a shotgun to school.

"This individual opened fire on the audience that was in the gym," Said New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. "At this time we can confirm that two students were injured, a boy and a girl, as well as a school staff member."

According to hospital officials, the boy is listed in critical condition while the girl is reported to be in serious condition.

Authorities say no motive has been established in the incident, and that the student suspect stopped shooting when a staff member intervened and asked him to put down the firearm.