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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Target Shooting Injures Dirt Bike Rider

Desert near Grimes Point

On March 29 at approximately 6 p.m. the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject that had been shot in the desert approximately two miles east of Highway 50 near Grimes Point. Initial information indicates that a dirt bike rider was struck twice by a bullet that was fired by a target shooter. The rider was hospitalized and the incident remains under investigation.

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office wants to urge caution and remind everyone of the following safety rules: 

  • Know your target and what is beyond. 
  • Treat all firearms as if they are loaded. 
  • Never point your firearm at something you are not intending to shoot. 
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. 
  • Never shoot into a pile of rocks or use a boulder as a target stand. 
  • Use extreme caution in multi-use areas, be aware of each other as we all use our beautiful desert.

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