Two people dead after explosion at Oregon gun range


Two people died in an explosion inside a World War Two era tank at a public gun range in Oregon on Tuesday, authorities said.

Officials were investigating the cause of the afternoon explosion at the COSSA firing range, east of Bend, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nathan Garibay said. It was not clear why the tank was at the gun range, he said.  

Representatives of the range could not immediately be reached for comment. The range is on 600 acres of Bureau of Land Management land, leased to COSSA, according to its website, and has various bays offering shooting distances from 50 to 1,000 yards, and allows different types of firearms.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle)

4 thoughts on “Two people dead after explosion at Oregon gun range

  1. What was the tank formerly filled with?

    People blow up oil tanks all the time when they’re cutting them up. Whether you use a cutting torch or wheel, a spark can ignite oil residue remaining in the interior, and since it’s a confined space, it can blow up like a bomb.

    Don’t cut into a sealed metal container unless you know what was inside it.

  2. Uh-oh! Are the Commies attempting to sabotage or do false flags on gun ranges now in order to limit or get rid of them, too? Are they going to play the “Gun ranges are not safe” propaganda? These Zionist/Commie bastards just never give up. They just don’t get it.

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