A gun safety expert from Georgia told Cape Elizabeth’s Town Council Monday night that he has identified several safety concerns at the Spurwink Rod & Gun Club outdoor shooting range.

WCSH-TV reported that Rick LaRosa of Kennesaw, Georgia, presented a report to councilors that concluded the shooting range off Sawyer Road could not adequately keep stray bullets from leaving the property. He also determined there was no way to keep nonmembers from entering the club.

“Best of all worlds, there’s a target down there at the end, you aim at it, and the bullet goes right through,” LaRosa told the council. “We design to contain accidents.”

It was LaRosa’s highly critical report that led to the shooting range being shut down last month. LaRosa said the club needs to make safety improvements or face a loss of its license. Those improvements are estimated to cost up to $1 million, according to WCSH-TV.

The Portland television station said club officials have questioned the “reasonableness” of LaRosa’s report, but remain optimistic they can raise the money and be able to reopen in six months.

The Town Council took no action Monday, but is scheduled to hold a public hearing Sept. 14 on the club’s application to operate under the towns’ new shooting range ordinance.