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Incident Prompts Some Westchester Residents To Call For Closure Of Local Gun Range

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Residents of a suburban New York town want a private gun range shut down after a bullet fragment apparently struck a woman in the leg in the backyard of a neighboring home last month.

Incident Prompts Some Westchester Residents To Call For Closure Of Local Gun Range

westchester range Incident Prompts Some Westchester Residents To Call For Closure Of Local Gun Range
Roger Stern reports

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner says the Westchester County Police Revolver and Rifle League is within shooting distance of the middle school playground.

People living in the new Ardsley-Chase development next door would be a danger to people living in the neighborhood one resident said.

“It violates their right to use their property, it makes people scared to drive by where bullets have been known to escape,” one woman said.

Others told 1010 WINS reporter Roger Stern that many longtime residents don’t have an issue with the range.

“Most of us who have lived here for years have no issue with it,” a local civic association spokesman said.

The decades-old range is not affiliated with a police agency. Consolidated Edison has leased the land to the range since 1957. Spokesman Sidney Alvarez tells the Journal News the company is reviewing the lease.

Residents of a new development called Toll Brothers asked town officials to shut down the range at a recent town board meeting.

The range is closed while police investigate the June 12 incident.

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