Underground shooting range Fontana, S.M.A.S.H. Gang Enforcement


Underground shooting range Fontana, S.M.A.S.H. Gang Enforcement.

Police discovered an underground shooting range while serving a search warrant Thursday evening at the Fontana home of a known gang member, authorities said.

In a statement, the Fontana Police Department said members of its S.M.A.S.H. Gang Enforcement Unit found a manhole in the house that led to the shooting range and a hiding area.

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Officers located “numerous” weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition, including a 100-round drum for an AR-15 rifle, the news release said.

An unspecified number of suspects were arrested without incident and booked. Their names and the specific charges were not disclosed.

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“Friendly message to anyone who wants to engage in illegal activity and be a member of a gang: We will never give up on keeping our community safe and free of violence,” the police statement said. “We are the champions at hide-and-seek, and no manhole will help you. If you hide, we will find you. If you run, you will go to jail tired.”

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“We strongly recommend that you put as much effort as you did in your underground cave into becoming a productive member of society,” the department added. “You will thank us later for this advice.”


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