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Law enforcement involved in shooting at Yellowstone early morning

(Yellowstone National Park)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An incident involving law enforcement took place overnight and in the early morning July 4 at Canyon Village in the central part of Yellowstone National Park. There are no active threats to the public.

Rangers responded to a report of an individual with a firearm who was making threats, according to a news release from the park’s strategic communication office. When rangers contacted the individual, gunfire was exchanged between the subject and law enforcement rangers. The subject is deceased, and the park is not releasing the individual’s identity at this time.

One Yellowstone law enforcement park ranger was injured. The individual is in stable condition and being treated at a nearby regional hospital. An area around the Canyon Lodge complex remains closed for the investigation.

The FBI is leading the investigation with support from National Park Service special agents. Details around this incident are under investigation. No additional information is available to the public at this time.