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Vandalism at Shooting Range

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BEAR CREEK — A shooting range in Luzerne County needs cleaning after game officials said vandals sprayed graffiti late Monday night.

The Pennsylvania Game Commision were at the shooting range in Bear Creek Township Tuesday assessing the damage.

The range, which is located on Suscon Road, had spray-painted graffiti of Nazi symbols, racial slurs, and graphic images on benches and concrete shooting pads.

The game commission said this is not the first time they have dealt with vandalism but it is getting hard to afford to clean up the aftermath.

“If it comes to the point where these ranges are costing us more to maintain, not being cost-effective, there’s a real possibility that a range like this could be shut down. Where would you go from there?” said Officer Gerald Kapral.

There is no surveillance at the range. Officials said there are no leads as to who is responsible.