Students arrived to Berrendo Middle School in New Mexico just like any other day. They gather in the gym before classes begin, a normal routine for them. Then, 13-year-old students Evan James and Kayla Koren, standing on opposite sides of the gym, heard a loud pop.
When they looked up, they saw blood and a fellow student on the floor, the victim of a gunshot wound to the face. A 12-year-old classmate holding a 22-gauge sawed-off shotgun stood nearby.
An 11-year-old boy was critically injured and a 13-year-old girl was in stable condition. Officials at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, said an 11-year-old boy was flown there in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl arrived in serious condition.
The governor said late Tuesday that the boy had undergone a second surgery. She identified the girl as Kendal Sanders, 13, and said her condition had been upgraded to stable. She was shot in the right shoulder, Martinez told an earlier news conference.
Martinez said the family of the injured boy has asked that his name not be released while he recovers.
The suspected shooter was transferred to an Albuquerque psychiatric hospital following a hearing Tuesday, according to attorney Robert Gorence, who is representing his family. Gorence said the family would release a statement Wednesday. CBS news FYI this and that readers!!