At least two hurt in New Mexico school shooting, suspect in custody

Berrendo Middle School in Roswell is on lockdown

Published: January 14 2014 | 10:31 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 2:04 am in

(Reuters) - A shooter opened fire at a middle school in New Mexico on Tuesday, wounding at least two students, and a suspect was taken into custody, according to local police and hospital reports.

Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico, is on lockdown, according to a post at around 8:00 a.m. MT (1500 GMT) on the Roswell Police Department Facebook page.

Two students from the school were injured and taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, said Brook Linthicum, a hospital spokeswoman. She could not release any other details about the students, including their conditions.

A recorded voice message on the school's phone instructed parents to pick up their children at a nearby location.

No further details were immediately available on the incident or the suspect.

A dispatcher with the Roswell police said the initial report came from the Chaves County Sheriff's Office, but officials there could not be reached early Tuesday.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles and Karen Brooks in Austin, Texas; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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