Ranger is accidentally shot at shooting range
Saturday, April 30, 2011
A state parks ranger was transported to an area hospital Thursday after his firearm accidentally discharged and he suffered a gunshot wound at a Vancouver firing range.
The Vancouver Fire Department responded about 6:30 p.m. to the Clark County Gun Club’s English Pit Shooting Range, 912 N.E. 192nd Ave.
They transported a man whose injuries were not life-threatening to an area hospital. It was not reported in which part of the body the ranger was shot.
Sandy Mealing, a spokeswoman with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, confirmed the shooting involved a ranger. She did not release information on the man’s injuries, citing medical privacy laws.
In Washington, state parks rangers are certified to enforce laws and carry firearms.