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Woman hit by bullet at New Mexico game

Sunday - 9/23/2012, 2:00pm  ET

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - University police say a woman watching the New Mexico-New Mexico State game was struck in the leg by a bullet apparently fired from outside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Deputy Chief Andy Bowen of the New Mexico State University Police says the woman in her 50s was watching Saturday night's game when she felt what she thought was a bug bite. Then she realized she had been shot.

The shooting happened at about 8 p.m. at the stadium in Las Cruces.

Bowen says no one in the stadium heard a shot. The trajectory of the bullet was consistent with it being fired into the air outside the stadium and then coming down.

The woman was flown to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where she was doing well Sunday morning.


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