A suspect was arrested Tuesday following a shooting at a Roswell, N.M., middle school that left at least two teenagers critically injured, according to local media reports.

A 14-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were airlifted in critical condition to a Lubbock, Texas hospital with injuries, according to a University Medical Center spokesperson, KOB-TV reports.

KOB, quoting an unidentified source close to the investigation, also reports that the suspect taken into custody is 13 years old.

Roswell police said the incident occurred around 8:11 a.m. local time at Berrendo Middle School.
The 14-year-old victims was likely the target of the shooting, the Associated Press reported.

The school was placed on lockdown, the police department said on its Facebook page. Police asked parents not to go to the school.

Students were bused to the Roswell Mall for pickup, according to the Roswell Independent School District superintendent, KOB-TV reports.

Roswell has been rocked by gang violence in recent years and has asked Homeland Security Investigations to step in and help.

Contributing: Associated Press

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