Homes Getting Hit By Gun Range Bullets
Residents living down range of a local shooting range are seeing bullets strike their homes.
The stray bullets are coming from the Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club at Western and Cherry. Residents living down range say stray bullets hitting their property is a common occurrence.
Recently a family with five kids has moved into the neighborhood and residents are concerned someone could be wounded by one of the stray rounds.
The Potter County Sheriff's department says there is little they can do. As long as shooters are shooting down range and there is no malicious intent to strike the homes in the area the incidents do not fall under any disorderly conduct, vandalism, or criminal mischief.
The gun range has raised the berm at the end of the range previously but that apparently hasn't entirely eliminated incidents of stray rounds leaving the range. The gun range has hired a consultant to assess the range and identify potential improvements.