Monday, August 23, 2010

Bullet from Mexico shootout may have struck Texas university building

A bullet that flew through a building at the University of Texas at El Paso may have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border during a shootout between drug traffickers and Mexican federal police, authorities said. University President Diana Natalicio said Sunday a bullet struck Bell Hall sometime Saturday evening. No injuries were reported at the building. Natalicio said campus police determined a bullet went through the glass panel of the building's door and lodged in an office door frame. "This appears to be the only stray bullet to have struck the campus," Natalicio said. "There is no evidence to suggest that UTEP was specifically targeted." Natalicio said the university will consult with law enforcement and government officials about possible further security precautions...more

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