GOODYEAR, AZ — Authorities are cracking down on illegal shootings near the riverbed of Estrella Mountain Regional Park.
"It feels like I'm in Beirut with the troops; the gunfire is unbelievable," said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.
Video from social media shows trains of ATVs, off-road vehicles and a hail of gunfire just a mile from the man's home.
"Neighbors have talked about rounds passing them, not a good thing. It's a safety issue," the man said of the constant gunfire.
While the entire riverbed is covered in bullet-riddled 'No Trespassing' signs, it doesn't seem to stop anyone.
He said the parties and shootings can last all night.
"I think they're shooting anything from small weapons to large-caliber rifles, and I do believe automatic weapons," he says.
Law enforcement says jurisdictional issues have complicated putting a stop to the illegal gunfire.
But on March 3, The Bureau of Land Management, Goodyear and Avondale police, along with Lake Patrol resources, launched a sting operation that netted 17 criminal violations and nine civil citations.
The sheriff's office says they are in the process of putting up additional signage in hopes of making a more permanent impact.
"We've had enough, we've been talking about it for months, this is since October. Somebody needs to step up," said the resident.