Woman recalls getting shot at Lobo-Aggie football game
Posted at: 09/24/2012 10:04 PM
| Updated at: 09/24/2012 10:24 PM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News 4
A woman who took a bullet in the leg during the Lobo-Aggie game is alive, and she sat down with KOB Eyewitness News 4 to talk about getting shot inside the stadium.
Saturday was Patsy Bejarano's first time ever going to a football game at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, but said she never expected to be carted out on a stretcher.
"I just sat there, okay, I'm bleeding, I got shot, nobody believes me," Bejarano said, as she recalled the moment during the start of the third quarter.
"I took a bite of an orange slice and then I felt something on my leg, I said, 'what the hell who's hitting me, who's throwing stuff,' and I looked down to see if I could see a rock or something, and I didn't see a rock... and then felt my leg and I go, 'oh, I'm bleeding.' I said okay, they scratched my leg and looked again, and there was a hole in my pant leg, and I look again and I say, 'Oh no, I've been shot," Bejarano said.
A nickel-sized bullet mark on her upper thigh is now proof; it ripped through her pants. "I didn't hear anything, I just felt it, bamm, I go, whoa."
Out of the more than 25,000 fans watching the Lobo-Aggie game, Bejarano said she is fortunate she was the only one who was hit.
"It was me, for a reason, I'd say for a reason," Bejarano said. "It could have been worse, it could have been worse. I'm thankful I'm here, or else they'd be out there planning a funeral."
New Mexico State University police said the shot came from outside the stadium, adding they are going to extend security now to also include surrounding roads.
Too late for Bejarano, who said her first football game will be her last.
"I think that put the fear in me of going out to football games now," Bejarano said. "More security, see what happens then... I'm not going anymore."
Bejarano said police told her it was a 40-caliber sized bullet that hit her, but police are still trying to figure out exactly where that bullet came from. Police did not have any suspects as of Monday night.