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Utah authorities look for shooter of park ranger

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A Utah park ranger is in critical condition after being gunned down while on patrol Friday night. Authorities say they are looking for the shooter.

The ranger was shot multiple times while patrolling the Poison Spider trail which is located near the city of Moab, Utah. The Grand County Sheriff’s Department has been put in charge of the investigation. According to a statement released by authorities the ranger was shot by the gunman in a parking lot.

Shot multiple times

The ranger was shot at least three times. He took a bullet in the arm, leg and abdomen. The ranger said that the man confronted him in a parking lot and then opened fire. The wounded ranger was airlifted to an area hospital where he was treated and placed in critical condition.

The police have now launched a massive search for the gunman. In addition to the sheriff’s department, a local SWAT team has been called in to assist in the search. Authorities have said they think they have found the shooter’s car.

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