Levine shows the rogue gun range, along with the damaged trees next to homes in Parkland Bay.
This article has been updated.
By: Jaime Vining
It was not exactly home on the range last Friday for one community.
Parkland Bay residents heard gunshots on May 22 around 7:15 p.m. after several individuals used the adjacent wooded area as target practice.
According to Parkland District Captain Mulligan, four individuals were arrested on May 22 after the incident and charged with discharging a firearm in public.
For a community scarred by gun violence, the use of firearms in such a populated area is unsettling.
Resident Craig Levine observed trees marked by hundreds of bullet holes and spray-painted stick figures.
“The shooters were firing from west to east into Parkland Bay. It’s unbelievable,” he exclaimed. “Residents were out for an evening bike ride and heard shots and bullets overhead, so they took cover behind a huge construction dump truck.”
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Jaime Vining is a Florida native, but recent Parkland transplant. By day, she is a Florida Bar-certified Intellectual Property attorney, adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and an avid blogger. Prior to earning her law degree, Jaime was a featured journalist for publications like the Orlando Sentinel and aXis Magazine. In 2009, she released a compilation of interviews with musicians under the title Off the Bus and On the Record.
Jaime is also a mom to two little boys and you will regularly find her running early mornings at Pine Trails Park trying to keep up with them.
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