A person who was target-shooting in Lovettsville on June 21 was issued two summonses after allegedly striking nearby properties, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to the 10000 block of Georges Mill Road for a report of gunfire that had occurred in the area between 1 and 3 p.m.
The complainant told authorities trees on his property and a neighboring property had been struck by gunfire, according to the LCSO.
After locating the target-shooter, deputies issued him two summonses for discharge of firearms under county ordinance.
In December, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of amending county ordinance with the goal of curbing errant gunfire.
Per the updated code, projectiles may not be fired within 100 yards of “all occupied structures” and may not cross into adjacent properties without the owners’ permission.
— Times-Mirror Staff