El Paso City Hall Struck By Bullets; Gunshots Believed To Have Come From Juarez

POSTED: 03:20 PM MDT Jun 25, 2012    UPDATED: 09:17 AM MDT Jun 30, 2010 
El Paso, TX -

El Paso Police officials say stray gunfire from a deadly attack in Juarez may have been the cause of the City Hall building in Downtown El Paso being hit by seven gunshots at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

One of those gunshots pierced through a ninth floor window of the office of Assistant City Manager Pat Adauto. The north and south stucco walls of City Hall were struck by an additional six rounds at varying heights on the walls.

No one was injured by any of the bullets. Police said El Paso City Hall does not appear to be the specific target of these rounds.

City employees were inside City Hall during this incident.

El Paso Police spokesman Darrel Petry said, "There was an assault that occurred in Juarez, right now we believe that these rounds may be stray rounds from that incident."

The shootout in Juarez that happened at the same time as the shooting at City Hall left a man dead in the area of Cloro and Avenida Norzagaray in Juarez. That area is about a mile away from El Paso's City hall.

According to our news partners in Juarez a Mexican Federal Officer was killed in that attack.

El Paso police investigators say the investigation into the shooting is still on going.

El Paso Mayor John Cook told ABC-7 business will continue as usual at city hall.