Seattle man arrested after setting up makeshift shooting range in encampment

Dec 30, 2021, 2:55 PM

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A recovered, stolen firearm (Credit SPD Blotter)

(Credit SPD Blotter)

Seattle police arrested a man in an encampment who officers say had set up a makeshift shooting range and was firing shots into a tree for target practice.

Around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were called to the 9100 block of Spear Place South in South Seattle for reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived and found a man in an encampment in a wooded area, where he had set up a makeshift shooting range.

The 44-year-old man told officers he’d been shooting at a tree, and officers found a tree with several bullet holes in its trunk.

Police discovered the gun the man was using had been stolen in Marysville. The man is also a felon and is not allowed to have guns.

He was booked into the King County Jail.

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