Man Killed at Colorado Springs Shooting Range
July 20, 2009 Leave a comment
Otis Freison of Aurora was killed Saturday. Authorities say Freison was shot in the chest while shooting with friends at the Rampart Range Road shooting area, which is on U.S. Forest Service land. The range is in the Pike National Forest, near the Garden of the Gods park.
I mentioned this range in this post.
“Someone didn’t clear their weapon properly,” El Paso County Sheriff Lt. Lari Sevene told The Denver Post.
Someone didn’t do a lot of things properly.
A National Rifle Association-sponsored shooting range adviser inspected the trash-strewn site in April 2007, according to a decision memo on the Forest Service Web site.
The adviser “recommended that supervision on site was needed immediately,” the memo said.
In 2006, an article in The (Colorado Springs) Gazette described the range as chaotic and full of trash, from beer cans to computer monitors and refrigerators.
I haven’t been to this range in over 10 years. It was a scary place then. I can only imagine what it’s like now.