(CBS/WISH) MARTINSVILLE, Ind. - The family Chance Jackson, the 15-year-old victim of a school shooting in Martinsville, Ind., says the boy is in stable condition following surgery.
A statement released by the family reads:
"Chance Jackson is out of surgery and is currently in stable condition. We appreciate all of the thoughts, prayers and support and ask that you also pray for the families of all involved. Please respect our privacy as we focus on Chance's recovery."A 15-year-old is in custody following the Friday morning shooting at Martinsville West Middle School, according to police.
Indiana State Police say the shooting happened at just after 7 a.m. when the suspect, a suspended student, opened fire with a handgun.
Police told CBS affiliate WISH that the victim had been shot twice in the stomach. He was flown from the scene to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
All Martinsville schools were locked down following the shooting. The schools will be dismissed early.
Martinsville Police, Morgan County Sheriff's Deputies and Indiana State Police are investigating the incident. They say they aren't sure of a motive in the case and are "looking into social media aspects to figure out what happened and why."
WISH found the suspected gunman's Facebook page where the most recent post was from this morning it reads "Today is the day."
Friends were writing on the suspected gunman's wall, who has not been named since he has yet to be charged as an adult, asking him why.
"Seeings how you were suppose to be my frined. My Friends dont shoot people," [sic] one person wrote while another simply asked "why dude."
The suspected shooter posted "Don't use your mind use your nine," Thursday night.