(EL PASO, Texas) — A mother pushing her child in a stroller in downtown El Paso, Texas, was struck by an errant bullet fired during a shootout between Mexican police and carjacking suspects just across the border in violence-ridden Ciudad Juarez, according to El Paso police officials.
Forty-eight-year-old Maria Romero has been treated and released from El Paso’s University Medical Center, but authorities continue to investigate the rare cross-border shooting. Her child was unharmed.
Romero, a Mexican citizen, is a legal U.S. immigrant and did not even hear the bursts of assault rifle fire across the border, according to a statement by the El Paso police department.
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