National Parks

Yellowstone Fourth of July gunfire exchange leaves suspect dead, ranger injured

No active threat to public after gunfire exchange at Canyon Village

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — An individual was killed following a law enforcement incident involving gunfire at Canyon Village, Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park. The incident took place overnight and into July 4.

Rangers responded to reports of a person with a firearm making threats. The confrontation led to an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and law enforcement rangers, resulting in the suspect’s death. The individual’s identity has not been released.

One law enforcement park ranger was injured and is currently in stable condition at a nearby regional hospital.

“There are no active threats to the public,” park officials confirmed. The FBI, supported by National Park Service special agents, is leading the investigation. The area around the Canyon Lodge complex remains closed for ongoing investigations. Further details have not been disclosed.

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