16 casings found on roof of theater where boy died

AP News
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:02 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors say employees of a movie theater where a 10-year-old boy died after being hit by a stray bullet found 16 shell casings on the roof on different dates.

A statement says an employee turned in the 16 casings and told investigators it is common to find casings and holes on the roof around holidays.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that the employee told police that on the day the child was shot his manager told him to check the roof. The statement doesn't say what the employee found.

A ballistics expert said Tuesday that the boy was hit by a 9-mm bullet and that a second 9-mm bullet was found on the theater's roof. Authorities are still trying to determine if both bullets were fired by the same weapon.