Ranger is accidentally shot at shooting range

By Bob Albrecht, Columbian Staff Reporter

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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.