Leaders react to errant shot: 'There is nothing we can do about it'

By Zahira Torres and Daniel Borunda \ El Paso Times - AUSTIN -- Until recently, the Mexican Revolution may have been the last time bullets from Mexico hit El Paso. But a stray bullet that hit the University of Texas at El Paso during the weekend now marks the second time in nearly two months that gunfire from Mexico may have crossed into El Paso and struck buildings, officials said. Though it is not conclusive, law enforcement officials believe it is likely that both shootings were tied to violence in Juárez that did not target El Pasoans. On Monday, city leaders and law enforcement attempted to temper concerns by assessing what measures were practical in dealing with the latest development. The conclusion: not much can be done about random gunfire coming from another country. Read more


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