Wednesday, September 1, 2010


The violence in Juárez struck close to home Saturday afternoon when a shootout across the border sparked a response from law enforcement in El Paso. Paisano Drive was shut down from Executive Center Boulevard to Santa Fe Street for about 30 minutes to prevent people and vehicles from being struck by stray bullets, officials said.
A gunman was killed and three Juárez police officers were wounded during the shootout shortly before 6 p.m. near the Rio Grande, a Mexican federal police spokesman said.
No injuries or property damage was reported in the United States from the incident, which took place just across from the old La Hacienda Restaurant at 1720 W. Paisano, El Paso police spokesman Detective Mike Baranyay said.