Woman shot and wounded in Plaza las Misiones on Zaragoza Road in East El Paso

A woman was injured in a weekend shooting at an East Side nightlife spot that has seen other gun violence over the years, El Paso police said.

The woman was hospitalized in stable condition following the shooting, which occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Plaza las Misiones shopping area at 1441 N. Zaragoza Road near Pellicano Drive, said a police spokesperson. The center includes Mi Bar Cantina, Pockets billiards, bars, restaurants and other establishments.

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The circumstances of the shooting and other details have not been released as an investigation continues by detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit.

Plaza las Misiones has been the scene of other shootings in recent years, often involving bar patrons very early in the morning.

In December 2022, a man armed with a rifle killed 35-year-old Alonso Lamas Chavez in the parking lot after Chavez had just left the 11/11 bar. In May 2022, two men were shot and injured in the parking lot following an argument with the shooter inside Mi Bar Cantina.

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Anyone with information regarding Saturday’s shooting at Plaza las Misiones or any other unsolved bar shootings can call the police non-emergency line at 915-832-4400 or call anonymously. El Paso Crime Stoppers at 915-566-8477 (TIPS) or leave a tip online at www.cselpaso.org.

An El Paso police car at a crime scene. File art.

This article was originally published on El Paso Times: One injured in shooting on Zaragoza Road in East El Paso

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