Updated 05/29/14 – 1:10 p.m.
HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) — Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg has vowed to shut down a controversial gun range, claiming there have been complaints about stray bullets landing in yards where children play, but the park district — which owns the land — called the move a political stunt.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg issued an executive order mandating the gun range at 15300 S. Campbell be shut down. His office said, for more than five years, neighbors have complained they fear being struck by stray bullets, after finding bullets and casings in their yards.
Kellogg was at the range late Thursday morning when a “cease and desist” order was posted at the entrance gate.
“This has created a clear and present danger to the residents,” he said.