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Jakarta to review location of Senayan shooting range after bullets hit lawmakers' officers

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 17, 2018   /   06:07 pm
Jakarta to review location of Senayan shooting range after bullets hit lawmakers' officers Officers stand guard in front of Golkar Party lawmaker Bambang Heri Purnama’s office on the 13th floor of the House of Representatives building in Central Jakarta after a stray bullet reportedly hit his office on Aug. 15. (kompas.com/Kristian Erdianto)

The Jakarta administration is set to review the location of the Lapangan Tembak Senayan shooting range in Central Jakarta after stray bullets reportedly hit the offices of lawmakers at the House of Representatives nearby.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the review would be used as a basis to revise the city’s spatial planning in 2019.

According to Jakarta Regulation No. 1/2014 on detailed spatial planning (RDTR), the area where the shooting range stands is designated for urban parks.

Anies said safety concerns should be considered when determining the location of places used for risky activities, such as the shooting range.

“The shooting range was built a long time ago. It's not new,” Anies said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Two bullets were found in the offices of National Mandate Party (PAN) lawmaker Totok Daryanto on the 20th floor and Democratic Party member Vivi Sumantri Jayabaya on the 10th floor of the Nusantara I building of the House of Representatives complex on Wednesday.

On Monday, stray bullets reportedly struck the offices of Gerindra Party lawmaker Wenny Warouw on the 16th floor of the building and Golkar Party lawmaker Bambang Heri Purnama on 13th floor of the same building.

The police have arrested two men, identified as IAW and RMY.

The House has planned to install bulletproof windows to prevent such incidents from recurring. (cal)