AMITY TOWNSHIP PA – A handgun that was used by its owner at an outdoor shooting range last weekend is missing and being reported as stolen, the Amity Township Police Department said Friday (Oct. 13, 2017) on its website.
The weapon, with a black handle and a silver slide, is described as a Smith & Wesson model M7T40C, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Its serial number is DTK5471. The department notified Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network, and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, that it was being declared as stolen.
Police say they were notified Thursday (Oct. 12) of the “lost gun.” Its owner, who was not identified, attended an event Oct. 7 (Saturday) at a Chester County shooting range and brought “shotguns and pistols.” Once the event was over, police said, the owner and a companion gathered up their firearms and left the range. The owner discovered the next day (Oct. 8) that the handgun was missing.
A check by the department with the Pennsylvania Game Commission verified no firearms were found or turned in at the range. The department’s report did not explain why four days elapsed until it was notified the gun was gone.
An investigation is under way by Amity Det. Michael DiMaria. Anyone with information that can assist in the investigation is asked to call him at (610) 689-6000, Ext. 235.
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