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Target Shootings Have Dinwiddie Residents on Edge

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DINWIDDIE - Residents in Dinwiddie County say they're on edge with neighbors target shooting in residential areas.

Residents say they hear neighbors firing off their weapons outdoors and only feet away from their homes and there's nothing illegal about it.

"About a month ago in the woods back there, some of those guys bought rifles back in the woods and target practice," says resident Calvin Jiggetts. "They would come and do it every weekend."

Right now, there is only one ordinance to obey in order to discharge a permitted firearm in Dinwiddie County.  A person has to be approximately 300 feet away from school property.

Board Supervisor Daniel Lee recently proposed the county create a committee to look into this issue.

Although he has received a number of complaints, lee says this effort isn't aimed at gun control or hunting.

He says more safety measures need to be in place if residents are going to fire off their guns outdoors.

"An ordinance isn't the only answer," he says. "There could be some other answers."

Raymond Rivers would like to get those answers sooner than later.

He and other residents irritated by the noise and concerned someone could be hit by a stray bullet.

The Board of Supervisors will vote on the committee next month.

 

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