Sig Sauer Academy’s firing ranges have been closed down after a state police investigation found that bullets were reaching a nearby highway.
According to Union Leader, the investigation began after a bullet struck a woman’s windshield while she was traveling westbound between Exits 7 and 8. State police later concluded that the round likely came from Sig Sauer, which is located just north of where the car was struck.
Following the investigation, Sig Sauer has been forced to shut down the firing ranges facing Route 101 until a safer solution is put in place, state police said.
— UnionLeader.com (@UnionLeader) June 26, 2017
After the freak incident, the driver, Kristen Burke, reportedly told the New Hampshire Union Leader she first thought it was a rock that hit her car as she was driving with her two young children inside. However, it wasn’t until a worker at a repair shop found the bullet inside the car.
“Right away I thought, ‘If that hit me and we got into an accident, it would have been horrible.’ The first thought is your kids. That’s where your mind goes,” Burke said.
Sig Sauer also released a statement reassuring that safety is always an important concern for them.
“The Sig Sauer Academy takes safety very seriously. We are confident that the findings of the New Hampshire State Police investigation will reassure everyone that our facilities present no danger to the public,” the statement read.
It sounds like Sig Sauer is not taking this situation lightly at all, and jumping on it immediately. Right now, there is no time table as to when the range will open again, but rest assured it will be safer when that time does come.
— UnionLeader.com (@UnionLeader) June 28, 2017