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August 23, 2011 | Staff Report
A 22-year-old West Chester man shot and killed himself Monday at indoor shooting range in Delaware County, State Police said today. The victim, whose name is not being released, shot himself around 12:30 p.m. in the Targetmaster range on Wilmington-West Chester Pike in Concord Township, police said. No one else was injured. State Police released no other details.
SPORTS
November 17, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The FBI is opening an internal investigation into the fight between Chicago Bears offensive linemen Olin Kreutz and Fred Miller at its shooting range in the Chicago area, Special Agent Richard Kolko said yesterday. Miller, who initially said the injury occurred in a fall at home, needed surgery after Kreutz broke his jaw in the altercation last week. An FBI official said several Bears were invited to take target practice. The official said the fight took place after the shooting session, during a barbecue for FBI employees and the players.
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August 25, 1991 | By Marc Freeman, Special to The Inquirer
During the 1970s and 1980s, the booming sound of shotgun blasts was a daily annoyance to Ronald Watson and his neighbors in rural Nockamixon Township. "I've never been to Beirut, but sometimes you'd wonder what was going on down there," said Watson, describing the din emanating from Nockamixon State Park's Tower Road Trap Shooting Range. Watson's house on Tower Road in Ottsville, Upper Bucks County, was hit by stray shotgun shells three times, he said. Scores of residents joined Watson in complaining to park and township officials that the range was loud, unsupervised and dangerous, and open all night.
SPORTS
November 17, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The FBI is opening an internal investigation into the fight between Chicago Bears offensive linemen Olin Kreutz and Fred Miller at the bureau's shooting range in the Chicago area, Special Agent Richard Kolko said yesterday. Miller, who initially said the injury occurred in a fall at home, needed surgery after Kreutz broke his jaw in the altercation last week. An FBI official said several Bears were invited to take target practice. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the internal investigation, said it is common for FBI field offices to invite community groups to shooting ranges.
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September 6, 1998 | By Stephanie L. Arnold, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The owner says it will be just a harmless social club, but neighbors are taking aim at a proposal to build a new outdoor firing range near their homes. John and Toni Aducat, owners of the South Jersey Shooting Club, and the club's attorney Stuart Platt appeared before the Planning Board on Aug. 20 to obtain final approval to open a gun range at Mongan's Corner, the intersection of Williamstown-New Freedom Road and Erial-New Brooklyn Road. But John Aducat requested a postponement of the board's decision to further address residents' concerns, even though he received preliminary approval and is almost guaranteed final approval, according to board officials.
NEWS
October 14, 1996 | By Anne Barnard, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Marie Welsh has been listening to the gunshots since moving to Belmont Hills in 1955. The handgun and rifle barrages that echo across this neighborhood are friendly fire. They come from a shooting range, where police train to meet state qualifications and simulate stressful situations. Still, residents of Belmont Hills and neighboring streets in Penn Valley feel as if they are under siege. For the last month, they have bombarded their township commissioner, Rocco Burdo, with scores of letters.
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February 16, 2012 | BY JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com215-854-5916
An Upper Darby man shot himself in the head at a Delaware County shooting range on Valentine's Day, authorities said, the second suicide there in six months. According to the Delaware County Office of the Medical Examiner, Isaiah James Jones, 25, shot himself in the bathroom of the Targetmaster Indoor Gun Range in Chadds Ford around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Pennsylvania State Police had not released any information on the incident as of last night. On Aug. 22, police said, a 22-year-old West Chester man killed himself at the gun range.
NEWS
June 13, 1996 | For The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
Conrail Police Officer Tom Bernhardt of Drexel Hill staples a bulletproof vest on a cardboard target at the shooting range at the Lower Makefield Police Department. The target is part of a weapons training program for Conrail police, who are switching from the use of revolvers to automatic weapons. Each officer must complete the course to be qualified to use automatic weapons.
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August 20, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
When the federal government shut down the notorious gun shop owned by James G. Colosimo in 2009, neighbors and anti-gun-violence advocates celebrated the closing of a public nuisance that for years was frequented by "straw buyers" who purchased weapons for felons who couldn't legally own a firearm. However, a new version of the gun shop on Spring Garden Street may reopen unless residents in the West Poplar neighborhood can persuade the city Zoning Board of Adjustment to deny that use of the property.
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April 23, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Responding to fatal shootings in Kensington last weekend that left four dead, included a 4-year-old girl, a faith-based group on Thursday renewed its call for action to curb gun violence in Philadelphia. Heeding God's Call also vowed to fight a businessman's continued effort to start gun sales at a shooting range near 10th and Spring Garden Streets in the city. More than 70 people gathered at McPherson Square to remember the victims, including Tahirah Phillips, the girl who police say was accidentally shot in the head by her father Saturday afternoon.
NEWS
December 31, 2015
ISSUE | PA. STALEMATE 'A real mess' The Christmas story of "no room at the inn" is alive and well in Harrisburg ("Wolf's big decision: To sign or not," Sunday). Before wishing one another a merry Christmas and leaving town to celebrate, Pennsylvania representatives sent Gov. Wolf a budget package of about $500 million less than the budget he supported, badly shortchanging public schools and social services. "They simply left town before finishing their job," Wolf said Tuesday.
NEWS
December 21, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Staff Writer
FOR THE STRING of neighbors, local store owners and developers living in and around Percy Street in the West Poplar section of North Philly, home is anywhere but on the range. The Gun Range, that is. Just a block away from where Percy Street meets Spring Garden, tucked away in a side alley, is The Gun Range, a wildly controversial indoor shooting facility. On the second-floor of the range, visitors rent firearms (anything from handguns and rifles up to a .50 MG machine gun)
NEWS
October 30, 2015
CHRIS CHRISTIE stated that President Obama supporting the "Black Lives Matter" agenda is a message to go out and murder police officers. President Obama was only stating that people of color should not be murdered by racist white police officers who are not prosecuted for their crimes - it's just another form of lynching. How does Christie know what President Obama means when he is not justifying murdering police officers but wants the ones who are killing these people be held accountable to the citizens whom they are supposed to protect?
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August 20, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
When the federal government shut down the notorious gun shop owned by James G. Colosimo in 2009, neighbors and anti-gun-violence advocates celebrated the closing of a public nuisance that for years was frequented by "straw buyers" who purchased weapons for felons who couldn't legally own a firearm. However, a new version of the gun shop on Spring Garden Street may reopen unless residents in the West Poplar neighborhood can persuade the city Zoning Board of Adjustment to deny that use of the property.
NEWS
August 11, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years, Philadelphia's antiviolence groups made weekly pilgrimages to Colosimo's gun shop on Spring Garden Street to protest its lax sales practices. The tiny store was notorious for providing more weapons to street criminals than any other shop in Philadelphia. More than 425 crimes were committed with a firearm bought at Colosimo's, including 10 homicides, during a seven-year stretch in the 2000s, according to Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. So when the U.S. Attorney's Office finally shut down the store in 2009 for selling guns to straw buyers, those groups hailed the event as a watershed in the struggle to make the city a safer place.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the Pennsylvania State Police, the timing could not have been worse. They were still mourning a young trooper who was shot to death at his northeast Pennsylvania barracks. They were worrying about another who was seriously injured in the same attack. More than 1,000 officers were three weeks into a grueling backwoods manhunt, on high alert for booby traps set by the alleged cop-hating killer. In Harrisburg, their commissioner had recently been linked to a pornographic e-mail scandal.
NEWS
October 2, 2014 | By Jessica Parks and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
A state trooper was killed Tuesday in an accidental shooting during a yearly training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus in Plymouth Township, authorities said. Trooper David Kedra, 26, of Pottstown, assigned to the Troop K barracks in Skippack, died Tuesday evening after being airlifted to Temple University Hospital. The shooting occurred about 4:45 p.m. State police and the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office were investigating the accident.
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June 13, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A BONNIE AND Clyde pair of armed bandits robbed two men and shot one of them outside a Far Northeast gun shop and shooting range last night, making off with seven stolen firearms and leaving the shooting victim critically wounded. Cops late last night were hunting for the duo, believed to have at least nine handguns. "We are now looking for two very dangerous individuals," Chief Inspector Scott Small said. "They are extremely dangerous and heavily armed suspects. " The dramatic events began shortly after 8:30 p.m., when police raced to the Delaware Valley Sports Center, on Geiger Road near Gantry in Bustleton, for a reported shooting, Small said.
NEWS
August 12, 2013
'Stone walls," a poet once wrote, "do not a prison make. " The same could be said of heated sidewalks and a wine cellar. Yet these are just some of the overwrought comforts of the "prison" in which former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo will while away the conclusion of his all too merciful corruption sentence. Fumo's mansion has an elevator, servants' quarters, a shooting range, and a total of 33 rooms - enough to spend each week of the remaining six months of his term in a different one. It lies in the city's serene Fairmount section, five miles and a world away from the North Philadelphia halfway house where many of Fumo's fellow felons prepare to reenter society in spartan dormitories.
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