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9:50 am
Thu October 21, 2010

El Paso Man Killed In Juarez

Juarez, Mexico – Authorities say a 21-year-old Texas National Guard soldier was one of two men killed on a street in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Spokesman Arturo Sandoval of the Chihuahua state attorney general's office says family members identified the soldier as 21-year-old Jose Gil Hernandez of El Paso.

The identity of the other man was not available. A message left with FBI El Paso spokesman Michael Martinez by The Associated Press on Wednesday night was not returned. However, he told the El Paso Times that Hernandez was shot about 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Colonia Revolucion Mexicana in Ciudad Juarez.

Martinez told the newspaper that the FBI and the Army's Criminal Investigation Division were trying to verify the details of the shooting.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.