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Armed men in helicopter fire on junk car in RI

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Police in Rhode Island have questioned a helicopter pilot after several passengers fired semi-automatic guns from the air, using a junked car as target practice.

The Westerly Sun reports Charlestown Police received a report Sunday afternoon of men firing semi-automatic pistols and rifles from a low-flying helicopter. The men were shooting at a junk car on a gravel bank in a semi-rural area.

The helicopter had landed by the time an officer arrived. The pilot told the officer that he knew of people in Texas who had "done the same thing."

The officer reminded the pilot that he was in Rhode Island and not Texas.

Police Chief Jeffrey Allen says while he has concerns about the men's actions, they were on private property and didn't violate any state laws.

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