Baltimore residents say shooting range bullets are hitting homes
A law enforcement gun range in Fairfield County is being blamed by neighbors for flying bullets. But the police chief says there's no way.
Jerry Mock said one went through his son and daughter-in-law's barn. The couple had lived in the home on Leonard Road for 11 years.
Jamie Mock says in the last two years the range about a half mile behind them has become scary. They believe that's where the bullet came from.
Baltimore Police Chief Mike Tussey said he listened to neighbors' concerns. He had internal and external shooting experts do an investigation.
“Independently and not working together, they came to the same conclusion which was the round that hit that building did not come from the police range,” said Chief Tussey.
The chief explained the targets are purposely low so the guns have to point down to hit them. There is a berm behind the targets, it’s 11 feet at its lowest point.
“We’re in a deep valley so even if around could somehow get through this, it would have to go up that 150 feet just to get to field level,” said Chief Tussey.
But Jerry said he has pictures of trees above that line and barrels at the range with bullet holes. He's taken his concerns to the village and the county.
“I’m doing this for the grandkids and the area residents,” said Jerry, “I’m to the point now, that my goal is to get the whole thing shut down.”
Chief Tussey said he wants to work with the residents and come up with a resolution. There is a meeting planned Monday to discuss the shooting range.