People illegally shooting near Verrado golf course

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A group of golfers in Buckeye recently had to take cover — not from flying golf balls, but stray bullets — and police said it’s becoming a common problem.

The Buckeye Police Department has received several calls regarding shooting toward the new Victory at Verrado Golf Course, north of Indian School Road between Verrado Way and Tuthill Road, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

During a recent incident, several golfers had to take shelter behind a bathroom to avoid being shot.

Four people found shooting toward the golf course face endangerment and weapon-related charges, and their guns were seized.

Police have received several reports of people shooting in the desert area along Tuthill between Missouri and Maryland avenues into a 20-foot berm facing the golf course, the post states.

Tuthill Road and the fifth hole at the golf course are less than 400 feet apart, and signs are posted in the area stating no trespassing, no shooting and no hunting is allowed.

For information, contact the Buckeye Police Department at 623-349-6400.

Emily Toepfer can be reached at etoepfer@westvalleyview.com or on Twitter @EmilyToepfer.

 

 
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