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3:09 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Report: Bullet At UT Brownsville May Be From Mexico

Texas – Police at the University of Texas-Brownsville say a stray bullet found on campus may have come from gunfire in Mexico.

The discovery comes after students living in dorms reported hearing what sounded like machine guns firing across the Rio Grande earlier this week. That led to university police urging students to stay in their rooms.

Juan Cardoza, the police chief for UT-Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, said ballistic testing on the stray bullet found Tuesday is under way.

University spokeswoman Amy Lynch told The Brownsville Herald that it's too early to tell if the bullet came from gunfire in Matamoros.

Last month, at least one stray bullet from a weekend shootout in Mexico hit a building at the University of Texas-El Paso.

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Information from: The Brownsville Herald, www.brownsvilleherald.com

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Information from: The Brownsville Herald, http://www.brownsvilleherald.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.