Rocky Mountain National Park entrance closed after ranger, driver exchange gunfire

Rocky Mountain National Park officials closed one of the park’s entrances Wednesday after a ranger and a driver exchanged gunfire nearby.

A park ranger made a traffic stop at approximately 10:20 a.m. near the park’s Fall River Entrance on U.S. 34 and the driver and the ranger exchanged gunfire, Colorado State Patrol spokesman Trooper Josh Lewis said.

Lewis did not know what prompted the stop or the gunfire.

Both the driver and the ranger were transported to the hospital but Lewis did not know the extent of their injuries.

Park officials after the shooting closed the Fall River Entrance and the stretch of U.S. 34 between the entrance and Deer Ridge Junction.

Rocky Mountain National Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson declined to provide more information, citing an ongoing investigation.

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