According to CNN, State Rep. Armando “Mando” Martinez was stuck by a seemingly stray bullet shortly after kissing his wife to ring in the New Year. The representative (who was just elected to his seventh term!) said that he felt like a sledgehammer had hit him in the head.
The local sheriff’s office in Hidalgo County, where the incident took place, has said there is no reason to believe Martinez was the target.
For his part, the legislator said, “It was a miracle last night. I was given another chance at life and I’m grateful for it.”
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