ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says a boy shot by a classmate at their middle school underwent a second surgery and a girl who was wounded is now in stable condition.
Martinez said at a press conference late yesterday that the girl has been identified as 13-year-old Kendal Sanders. The wounded boy is in critical condition.
Authorities say the two were shot when a 12-year-old boy opened fire at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell yesterday morning.
Martinez says the boy pointed the gun at a teacher, who talked him into dropping the weapon. The boy was taken into custody.
New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said late yesterday that the shooter used a .22-gauge shotgun. He says they're investigating where he got the gun and have issued search warrants for the boy's home and his bag and locker.