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6:50 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

Letter Warns Obama About Juarez Gunfire Reaching El Paso

El Paso – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants border security to top President Barack Obama's agenda in the wake of stray gunfire from Mexico that left seven holes in El Paso's city hall.

In a letter sent to Obama Wednesday, the Republican wrote that the incident that left two dead in Ciudad Juarez and seven bullet holes in El Paso's city hall proved the need for more border security. Juarez is across the Rio Grande from El Paso.

El Paso police said one bullet from the shootout between Mexican authorities and criminals more than a half-mile from El Paso's city hall broke through a ninth-floor window and six others struck the 10-story building's stucco. No one in El Paso was injured.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.