Underground shooting range found in Central California

Officers in Central California found an underground shooting range after neighbors reported hearing gunfire.

The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/204oZAc ) Friday that the Fresno County Sheriff's Office gang team found the underground range at a home in Calwa, just south of Fresno.

Officers found a hole dug into the backyard of a property on East Laurite Avenue, where people were using guns for target shooting.

Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti says the hole was covered by heavy blankets and mattresses to prevent the sounds of gunfire from escaping. Neighbors had reported hearing gunfire in the past but thought it was from airsoft guns.

Botti said one person was arrested at the house for drug possession and for being a felon in possession of a gun.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com