Woman struck by stray bullet at NMSU game

Woman struck by stray bullet at NMSU game

Published Sep. 24, 2012 3:04 p.m. ET

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- University police said a woman watching the New Mexico-New Mexico State game Saturday night 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 said the woman, in her 50s, was watching the game when she felt what she thought was a bug bite. She then realized she had been shot.

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

Bowen said 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.