‘Loud Explosion Noises’ Result of Target Shooting

At approximately 5:50 p.m.. Sunday, Clinton County Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting two “loud explosion noises” in the area of the 2300 North block of County Road 130 East.

Deputies did an initial check of the area and were unable to locate the source of the noise. Central Dispatch received four additional 911 calls at approximately 7:15 p.m. again reporting hearing explosions in the same area.

The responding Deputy’s investigation revealed the source of the reported “explosions” was the residence located at 685 East County Road 300 North. The resident there reported there was an ongoing birthday celebration during which subjects were target shooting with firearms.

Participants had also shot at a target product called Tannerite approximately 10 times. With cooperation of the resident, the Deputy inspected the area to confirm the shooting was being done in a safe manner.

Tannerite is a binary, reactive shooting target that is commercially available most often in retail stores where firearms and ammunition are sold. Tannerite does create a loud boom or explosion when struck. Tannerite is legal to use as long as it is used as intended and designed by the manufacturer.

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