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Errant Bullets From Target Shooters Worry Residents

Errant Bullets From Target Shooters Worry Residents

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Utah's second fastest growing city is resembling something more like a wild west outpost, residents say.

Residents of Eagle Mountain say the rural tradition of target shooting has bullets flying in this growing town.

The city has grown from two-thousand to eleven-thousand residents in five years. Incidents of people shooting inside city limits has also grown.

Tiffany Ulmer is Eagle Mountain's Neighborhood Watch coordinator.

Ulmer says the practice is not only illegal, it's becoming dangerous and she's worried someone will be hit by a stray bullet. She says a nearby shooting range might help with the problem.

Colonel Scott Olson of the Army National Guard's Camp Williams recently brought signs from the military reservation to a city council meeting. They were riddled with bullet holes. He's worried about soldiers training at Camp Williams being hit.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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