Ranger Killed In Mount Rainier Nat'l Park Shooting

Published January 1, 2012 10:00PM (EST)

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Mount Rainier National Park officials say a park service ranger has died after being shot during a routine traffic stop.

Park spokeswoman Lee Taylor says the park is closed as authorities search for the gunman, who was armed with a rifle and fled on foot after the shooting.

Taylor says the ranger is 34-year-old Margaret Anderson.

The shooting happened just before 11 a.m. near the Longmire Ranger Station in the southwestern part of the 368-square-mile park in Washington state.

By Salon Staff

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