Regional
12:02 am
Wed June 30, 2010

Gunshots Hit El Paso City Hall

El Paso – El Paso police are investigating gunshots that struck City Hall.

A police statement says the incident happened about 5 p.m. Tuesday when a bullet zipped through a ninth-floor window and an interior wall before hitting a picture frame and stopping.

Further investigation found that another six bullets had struck the building's north and south stucco walls.

Police spokesman Darrel Petry says the shots apparently came from across the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which has been long wracked by bloody drug-related violence. El Paso City Hall is about a mile from the Juarez side of the river.

Petry says City Hall doesn't appear to have been the target of the shots. City workers were still inside the hall at the time of the shootings, but no injuries were reported.


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