Woman allegedly grazed by bullet from gun range

Clark Rifles closed indefinitely for safety reasons

Local family wants Clark Rifles shooting range shut down for good. February 11, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
Local family wants Clark Rifles shooting range shut down for good. February 11, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

BUSH PRAIRIE, Wash. (KOIN 6) — A woman who lives near a Clark County shooting range was allegedly struck by a bullet Monday afternoon while she was outside doing yard work, officials said.

The woman reported receiving a one-inch graze wound to the head around 2 p.m. Her home is less than a quarter mile away from the outdoor shooting range, Clark Rifles.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office said it wasn’t initially clear if the wound the woman received was from a bullet. Deputies have not determined if anyone was at the shooting range when the incident occurred.

The woman, who is home recovering, did not comment on the matter. Her nephew told KOIN 6 News, living at the wrong end of a gun range can be very dangerous at times, and there is a long history of bullets flying into her front yard.

Operators of Clark Rifles built a large wall to stop ammunition from leaving the property. However, the victim’s nephew said bullets have still managed to hit her home.

Clark Rifles’ president, Bob Kadow, told KOIN 6 News the club’s executive board is scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss the issue. He said the club spent a large amount of money to build the wall along its property and keep neighbors safe.

A sign at the front gate of the club said Clark Rifles is closed indefinitely for safety reasons.

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