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Police say New Mexico school gunman warned some students


New Mexico State Police officials say the 12-year-old who opened fire in a middle school gym Tuesday warned some students away just before the shooting.

State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said the boy planned the attack in advance, but it appears the victims were picked randomly. An 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were injured in the shooting.

Kassetas wouldn't speculate on a motive or say when the boy will be charged during a briefing Wednesday, but he said the boy got the shotgun used in the attack from his home and had three rounds of ammunition with him.

The male victim suffered gunshot wounds to the face and neck and is still in critical condition at a Lubbock, Texas hospital. The girl has injuries to her right shoulder and is in satisfactory condition.

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