Junior trap shooting coach Larry Lawson and Team Quincy youth trap team member Johnny Pini show off a new shotgun purchased to replace one of those stolen from the shooting range in October. Photo submitted
The Junior Trap Shooting Team in Quincy received an early Christmas present this year: a new shotgun.
The shooting range off of Snake Lake Road was broken into Oct. 21 and four Remington 870s used for the team were stolen. Though the thieves have yet to be caught, the team members can sleep a little better at night knowing they live in a caring community.
Once news of the break-in was reported, several individuals and local merchants came forth and made donations to replace the stolen guns. The Quincy Sport Shooting Association used the funds to buy the new replacement.
“We have replaced one of the stolen guns and almost have the funding to purchase another,” said trap shooting coach Larry Lawson. “Anyone wanting to help, please get in touch with us.”
Those interested in the Quincy Sport Shooting Association’s efforts to replace the stolen guns are invited to contact Lawson at 283-1772 or Matt Culver at 283-2736.