New Mexico school shooting, update on victims
Roswell, NM — An 11 year-old boy is still in critical condition after a school shooting in New Mexico. Andrew Spencer reports police are investigating a possible warning the shooter may have given to some students to not show up to school that day.
A medical helicopter took the victims to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, after a Berrendo Middle School student shot two others in Roswell, New Mexico.
A student in the gym saw it happen, Monique Salcido, "We were all talking. And then, we heard gun shots. And then, the second he shot, I turned around."
That's when she says she saw the boy shoot her friend in the face, "Like, why would somebody even do that do somebody?"
Officials say an 11 year-old boy suffered injuries to the side of his face and his neck. He was in critical condition going into his second surgery, Tuesday night.
The other victim has been identified as 13 year-old Kendal Sanders
Gabby Vasquez, "My heart fell to my stomach, because at that moment, I knew. I knew that it was our sweet girl."
She was shot in the shoulder, officials say her condition was upgraded to stable after surgery.
After seeing her friends get shot, Monique Salcido says she's afraid to go back to the school, "I don't, I don't want to go to Berrendo anymore because of what happened."
She says she knew the shooter was being bullied. Police are looking into reports that the shooter may have warned some other students not to go to school that day.
Chief Pete Kassetas, New Mexico State Police, "We have no corroborated that yet. I do not have a definitive answer as to whether that happened or not."
The Roswell community held a vigil, Tuesday night, praying for the victims and praising a teacher who is said to have talked the shooter into putting down the gun.