Tests confirm that City Hall bullets came from Juárez
EL PASO — Ballistics tests show that two 9 mm bullets struck City Hall on June 29 and were not from an AK-47 as previously thought.
Police released the test results Friday, about five weeks after the bullets were recovered from the building’s south wall and ninth floor.
Lowe said he confirmed with Mexican state police that 9 mm casings were present at the site of the shooting in Juárez.
A 9 mm bullet can be shot from either a handgun or a rifle. Police said any gun could fire a bullet at City Hall from about 800 to 1,000 yards away and strike it, with the exception of a shotgun.
Police initially said the bullets were 7.62 mm, which are used in AK-47 assault rifles commonly used in Juárez.
Now that the type of bullet used has been established, police have turned their attention to other aspects.