Greenburgh Town Board considers legislation to prohibit shooting ranges near homes and schools

The Greenburgh Town Board will soon be introducing

The Greenburgh Town Board will soon be introducing legislation to prohibit shooting ranges near homes and schools. (Credit: News 12 Westchester)

GREENBURGH - The Greenburgh Town Board will soon be introducing legislation to prohibit shooting ranges near homes and schools.

Greenburgh has been home to the Westchester County Police Revolver and Rifle League's outdoor range since the 1940s. Last month, a woman in a new subdivision next door claimed she was hit in the leg by metal from a spent bullet from the range. Lawmakers are now considering shutting the range down.

The new legislation would prohibit shooting ranges within a quarter-mile of homes and schools. Town Supervisor Paul Feiner says he will formally introduce the legislation next week.

Those against the legislation question how the woman could have been hit by a bullet since the subdivision is on the other side of a hill. Greenburgh police have not officially determined if the woman was hit by bullet fire from the range and forensic tests are not yet finished.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 speaks with residents about what they 1 Westchester Talks Trump: Tax plan
The chief of staff for Clarkstown Supervisor George 2 Clarkstown official accused of spying for boss at disciplinary hearing
VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve 3 VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy
VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury President Dr. 4 VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury president
News 12 Interactive 5 News 12 Varsity Report for April 27

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE