Yellowstone Ranger Injured in Shootout, Suspect Killed at Canyon Village
By angelamontana

Posted: July 4, 2024

A person was killed and a Yellowstone ranger was injured in a shooting at Canyon Village at Yellowstone National Park. The situation started Wednesday night and ended the next morning on July 4. The injured ranger is stable and was flown to a nearby hospital.

Here’s the scoop from the park:

  • There was a significant law enforcement incident at Canyon Village in the central part of Yellowstone National Park overnight and this morning, July 4.
  • There are no active threats to the public.
  • Rangers responded to a report of an individual with a firearm who was making threats. When rangers contacted the individual there was an exchange of gunfire between the subject and law enforcement rangers.
  • The subject is deceased. We are not releasing the individual’s identity at this time.
  • One Yellowstone law enforcement park ranger was injured. They are 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 at this time.
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