Zombies In The Heartland

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) Look out, zombie apocalypse. The central Nebraska city of Grand Island is prepared for you. The city is holding its third Zombies in the Heartland a zombie-themed shooting competition that began Friday and wraps up Sunday. The Grand Island Independent says about 500 shooters from 26 states are participating. Ten competitive stages and a handful of side stages present different scenarios for targeting the undead. One stage is set up like a construction site, while another looks like an abandoned amusement park. Still another mimics a city street with an abandoned bus and an overturned car. Grand Island shooting park superintendent Bill Starkey says the zombie motif appeals to beginning and younger shooters. Starkey says the competition's prize assortment has grown and is now worth $250,000.

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