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Neighbors say target shooting getting too close for comfort

Posted at 9:01 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 00:32:49-04

Some people in one valley neighborhood say some target shooting out in the desert is getting too close to their homes.

"I have never heard anything like this in my life this close," said Michael DeFrees.

Early Sunday around 1:30 a.m., residents living in a southwest valley neighborhood near Ford Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive said they were startled awake by the sound of gunshots.

"I own a handgun, I know what it sounds like and I heard five to ten shots," DeFrees said.

The DeFrees said the casings were found about 50 feet from the back of their home.
In addition to those 11 casings, they said police found 13 shells about 90 feet from Robert Forbuss Elementary School just one day before students walked through the front doors.

As the president of the homeowners association for the community, DeFrees said it's his responsibility to keeps his neighbors safe.

"This has never happened before and I don't want it to happen again," he said.

Las Vegas police said there were calls reporting gunfire in that area and they've taken the casings into evidence.

No one was hurt as a result of the gunfire.