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Two Students In Critical Condition After School Shooting In Roswell, N.M.

This post was updated at 3:30 p.m. ET.

A student opened fire Tuesday at a middle school in Roswell, N.M., critically wounding two fellow students. The shooter has been taken into custody, local news reports say. reports:

"A 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, were airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas."

"Hospital officials say the boy is in critical condition and the girl is in serious condition. Both were originally treated at the hospital in Roswell and then transferred to Lubbock. One student says he saw one of the victims had been shot in the face."

The Associated Press quotes UMC spokesman Eric Finley as saying nurses treating the boy were told by him that he was the intended target.

The shooting at Berrendo Middle School happened as the school day was just beginning.

The AP quotes eighth grader Odiee Carranza as saying she was walking to the school gym when the shooter bumped her.

"She told him to be careful, and he apologized and continued on. He ran to the gym, where he pulled a gun out of a band instrument case and fired at the students."

"'Then he shot up in the sky, then dropped the gun, and then some teacher grabbed the kid that had the gun,' Carranza said."

Roswell Police report that "the shooter has been apprehended."

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