At least 2 injured after shooting at Roswell (NM) middle school

Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

POSTED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:29pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 8:00am

Alleged shooter in custody, investigation continuing

At least 2 students are in critical condition and the alleged gunman in custody after a shooting at a Roswell, New Mexico middle school.

New Mexico State Police and local law enforcement rushed to the Berrendo Middle School shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

According to NBC affilliate KOB, a 14-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl have been airlifted to a Lubbock, Texas, hospital in critical condition. 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 officials said local authorities were dispatched to the school at 8:11 a.m. According to the Roswell Police Department Facebook page, the shooter was apprehended.

A source close to the investigation tells KOB a 13-year-old was taken into custody.

A parent also spoke with the tv station, saying "It was scary, it was freaky," Kathy Sigala said. "I didn't understand. I got a call from where I work and I was at home. I just got in my car and my daughter came with the other kids... And I just came here and we heard from police...but we're just grateful for Roswell, RPD, for their fast reaction in getting there and taking care of what they have to take of...we just can't believe that it would happen here."

The Roswell Police Department Facebook page said the shooter was apprehended at Berrendo Middle School this morning.

According to a NMSP release, the threat "has been alleviated and this incident is being investigated."

KOB has a crew on the way to scene, visit their website HERE.

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