California police find gang's underground 'shooting range'

The Fontana Police Department discovered a secret shooting range and hideaway at a gang member's home

The Fontana Police Department discovered a secret shooting range and hideaway at a gang member's home

The Fontana, California Police Department on Thursday made a rather interesting discovery: a known gang member had a gun range under their house that was accessible by a man hole.

Police searching the Southern California home of an alleged motorcycle gang member uncovered a manhole that led to an underground shooting range.

The Fontana Police Department shared several photos of the underground armory in a Facebook post along with a warning to the public. "We are the champions at hide-and-seek, and no manhole will help you".

The police department also said it found the bounty of ammunition, assault rifle and a 100-round drum for the weapon.

Interlocking rubber mats lined the ground in one area, with something resembling furniture pads or moving blankets fixed to walls, and a U.S. flag hanging in one corner.

The department said it wanted to highlight the bust as a "friendly message" to gang members. "We will never give up on keeping our community safe and free of violence", its Facebook post reads.

All evidence was taken and the suspects, whose names have not been released at this time, were booked without incident.

At the end of their social media post, they quipped that would-be criminals and gang members should divert the energy spent building elaborate caves into becoming "a productive member of society" instead. "If you hide we will find you. You will thank us later for this advice".

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