A man at Hemet (Calif.) Golf Club who said he heard gunfire while playing a round may have been shot in the leg by an errant bullet from someone shooting nearby, though no suspects were found. At Victory at Verrado in Buckeye, Ariz., four people who were found shooting toward the property are facing alleged endangerment and other weapons-related charges.
In the past week, golfers at two separate properties have come too close for comfort to gunfire.
On March 29, a man playing at Hemet (Calif.) Golf Club may have been hit by errant gunfire from someone shooting nearby, KCAL 9, CBS’s Los Angeles affiliate reported.
Officers responded to a call that a 47-year-old man had possibly been shot on the course. Witnesses told investigators they heard gun shots coming from hills in the unincorporated area of Juniper Springs, west of the golf course, just before the victim fell, KCAL reported.
The victim also told officers that he had heard what sounded like gunfire coming from the hills for several hours before he was struck in the leg. Paramedics treated the victim as officers formed a perimeter around the area where the shots were believed to have emanated. After searching on foot and from the air, no suspects were found, KCAL reported.
Authorities say the victim was transported to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, KCAL reported.
One course employee said that residents of Juniper Springs often take target practice in the nearby hills and the sounds of gunshots is common. Shooting in non-designated areas can result in felony charges of recklessly discharging a firearm, as well as other allegations, KCAL reported.
In Buckeye, Ariz., a group of golfers at Victory at Verrado heard gunfire and took shelter behind a bathroom to avoid getting shot, the Phoenix-based KSAZ FOX 10 reported.
Four people who were found shooting toward the golf course are facing alleged endangerment and other weapons-related charges. Their weapons were also reportedly seized, KSAZ reported.
The golf course is reportedly near a piece of the desert where for some time, people have done a bit of target practicing. The danger, in this case, is that people firing at the berm in front of them are not able to see if they shot too high, and in that case, bullets can go whizzing over the golf course, KSAZ reported.