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Governor: Boy shot at school undergoes 2nd surgery

RUSSELL CONTRERAS SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANAssociated Press Published: January 15, 2014 12:56 AM
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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 Tuesday 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 on Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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.

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