UPDATE: Downtown Shooting Linked To Juarez Gun Battle

POSTED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:34pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:01am

EL PASO - A bullet from Juarez made its way across the border, striking a downtown pedestrian in the leg Tuesday morning. In a press release held at City Hall Tuesday evening, Police Cheif Craig Allen confirmed to the media that the stray bullet came from a gun battle in Mexico.

"We had a lady grazed by a stray bullet we believe could it be from Mexico during a gun battle where a car jacking was perceived to be taking place," Police Chief Allen said. 

The woman, said to be in her 40's, was injured in the lower leg while shopping around 200 E. Overland at 11:06 a.m. She was transported to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and later released.

A precautionary lock down on area schools (Aoy and Hart Elementary, Guillen Middle) that was placed on schools Tuesday morning was lifted around 1 p.m.

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