Update on June 9, 2022:
Man arrested for ‘target shooting’ that accidentally hit building near Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center
Police have arrested a man who was practice shooting and accidentally hit a building near a popular New York historic site owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Michael R. Bushart, 23, of Fairport, New York, was arrested in connection with Wednesday’s shooting near the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center on State Route 21 in Manchester, according to a New York State Police news release.
State Troopers were dispatched to the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. after an apartment window was struck by a bullet. The troopers were on the scene with Ontario County Sheriff deputies when additional shots were fired.
Following an investigation, police found Bushart to be “target shooting” from farmland west of the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center, the news release said, and he “unintentionally hit a building,” Finger Lakes Daily News reported.
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The following was excerpted from the Deseret News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.
A shooter fired as many as two dozen rounds from a treeline, twice striking the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Manchester, New York on Wednesday afternoon, the Finger Lakes Times reported.
About 80 people were at the visitors’ center at the time of the shooting, according to the report. The news outlet said the gunfire triggered a massive police response, including a SWAT team, but the shooter had not been found.
Other outlets said as many as 100 more visitors were on grounds.
Ontario County sheriff’s personnel said more than 22 shots were fired at the building, according to police radio traffic, the Times reported.
New York State Police have jurisdiction but are not yet providing any information. Officers are still on the scene and a press briefing at the site is expected this evening, a trooper told the Deseret News.
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