Nebraska officials shut down public shooting range

Gering, NE (AP) - A public, outdoor shooting range on a state-run wildlife management area in western Nebraska has been shut down over safety concerns.

Nebraska Game and Parks Wildlife Division Administrator Scott Taylor says the shooting range at Wildcat Hills Wildlife Management Area south of Gering was closed after receiving complaints from people using a recreation area across the road from range.

Taylor says people complained that they were finding spent shells and casings near recreational areas.

Taylor says no one has been injured from shooting at the range. He says officials are considering opening the range at another location.

The wildlife area is still open to hunting.

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