Roswell shooter used sawed-off shotgun

Updated: 01/14/2014 10:20 PM | Created: 01/14/2014 8:27 AM
By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4; Elizabeth Reed,

ROSWELL, N.M. -- A 12-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl are recuperating at a Lubbock, Texas, hospital after a Roswell school shooting on Tuesday morning.

According to a University Medical Center spokesman, the boy is listed in critical condition, but the girl has been upgraded to satisfactory condition.>

The girl, identified as Kendal Sanders, was hit in the right shoulder. The boy was hit in the face near his eyes.

A Roswell hospital confirmed the two students they hospitalized from Berrendo Middle School after the shooting were the same victims airlifted to Lubbock.

New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kasseta confirmed a 12-year-old boy was taken into custody after the shooting.

The suspect allegedly packed a sawed-off .20 gauge shotgun in his backpack, walked through the front doors of the school and headed to the gym, where he opened fire.

A medical helicopter transports one of the school shooting victims to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Photo: Julio Iglesias, Telemundo Lubbock
Roswell police console worried parents and children after a shooting at Berrendo Middle School.
Photo: Courtesy Robert Mendoza
Roswell police officers help a man in the Roswell Mall parking lot.
Photo: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Parents wait at the Roswell Mall to pick up their children after a school shooting in Roswell.
Photo: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

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