No Charges In South Zanesville Shootings

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Friday, October 10, 2003 - 08:56 AM
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The Muskingum County sheriff’s office says no charges are being filed after bullets shattered windows in two homes in South Zanesville last week. Deputies believe the rounds were stray bullets from a shooting range that sits atop a hill eight-tenths of a mile south of the village. But owner of the Briar Rabbit Shooting Range isn’t convinced the bullets came from his place. Even so, he says he’ll add 12 feet of dirt to a 15-foot earthen backstop to avert the possibility of stray shots. Whitehall police department swat members were firing their 40 caliber semiautomatic handguns on September 30th while training at the range. The officers theorized two rounds could have ticked off the top edge of steel plates at which they were shooting and zinged above the earthen backstop.

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