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Update: Rocky closes Fall River Entrance due to shooting involving ranger

Read the most recent update on this incident here: https://www.skyhinews.com/news/suspect-ranger-hospitalized-in-shooting-at-rocky-mountain-national-park/

Rocky Mountain National Park has closed an eastern section of the park due to a shooting between a park ranger and driver.

According to Colorado Department of Transportation Trooper Joshua Lewis, a park ranger made contact with a vehicle around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday and shots were exchanged. Both the driver and ranger were shot, injured and transported, Lewis said.



Park officials notified the public just before 11 a.m. Wednesday that the park would be closed from outside the Fall River Entrance on US Highway 34 to Deer Ridge Junction. Park officials did not immediately provide further information.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.




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