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Woman struck by stray bullet at New Mexico State football game

Football is a violent, dangerous sport. It appears that level of danger isn’t restricted to the playing field, either.

The Associated Press reports that a woman attending Saturday’s game between New Mexico and New Mexico State was hit by a stray bullet coming from outside the stadium. The trajectory of the bullet was reported to be consistent with one being fired into the air and coming back down.

The woman said she felt what she thought was a bug bite, conjuring “Forrest Gump” references in the minds of many.

But, more seriously, the woman is doing alright.

New Mexico beat New Mexico State, 27-14.

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8 Responses to “Woman struck by stray bullet at New Mexico State football game”
  1. gatiger says: Sep 23, 2012 10:31 PM

    Stray Bullet? Why are there ANY bullets, stray or otherwise!

    Geez, we really get into our rivalries in the SEC, hope we keep gun play out of it.

    Pretty good rule for all….no firing off weapons at a football game!

  2. ndnut says: Sep 23, 2012 10:40 PM

    The bullet came from outside the stadium, but why not fire a blank if you’re firing straight into the air?

  3. thom4msu says: Sep 23, 2012 11:24 PM

    Play ball near the Rio Grand & expect gunplay & perhaps a half dozen heads hanging from the uprights for a halftime show.

  4. kurtrundell says: Sep 23, 2012 11:41 PM

    You ever been to Las Cruces? Bullets don’t surprise me.

  5. tigersgeaux says: Sep 24, 2012 12:07 AM

    During the early part of the summer, friends were driving through and stayed in Las Cruses at a good hotel near the Interstate 25.

    All night they heard sirens from ambulances, and did not rest well.

    When they asked the hotel manager was asked about them, he responded, “You get used to it, after awhile.” When asked what was the all night emergency, he responded, ” People shooting one another.”

  6. scalpemseminoles says: Sep 24, 2012 9:29 AM

    there was somebody at a new mexico state game?

  7. florida727 says: Sep 24, 2012 1:57 PM

    There are so many one-liners that can be tagged to this story, I don’t even know where to begin…

  8. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 24, 2012 2:59 PM

    gatiger says:
    Sep 23, 2012 10:31 PM
    Stray Bullet? Why are there ANY bullets, stray or otherwise!

    Geez, we really get into our rivalries in the SEC, hope we keep gun play out of it.

    Pretty good rule for all….no firing off weapons at a football game!
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    Yeah man in the SEC we dont play with bullets! We just poison the enemy’s trees and pull down our pants to put our junk in their fans’ faces. We are Awesome! #sarcasm

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