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Harvey mayor calls gun range a "public safety nightmare"

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HARVEY, Ill. (FOX 32 News) - The city of Harvey is expected to move in Thursday morning to shut down a gun range that many call a hazard to the community.

According to a news release, Harvey Mayor Eric J. Kellogg has ordered the Harvey Police Department and the Harvey Inspectional Services Division to shut down the Harvey Gun Range amid concerns from neighbors.

During a city council meeting, residents expressed their anger concerning the Harvey Park District's lack of concern involving the stray bullets from the gun range. Residents say they have been filing complaints with the city for years. Residents say stray bullets often end up in their neighborhood from people who can't shoot straight.

Some homes are about 50 feet from the gun range. Mayor Kellogg calls the the gun range "a public nightmare for the residents."

The Harvey Park District currently owns the property and leases to an operator.

Thursday at 10:30 a.m., the gun shop will close for failure to comply with the city's concerns. The shop will close for a week until a public hearing on June 6.

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