NEVADA CITY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a federal ranger and a California Highway Patrol officer were hurt in a shooting near a Northern California campground.
CHP Officer Greg Tassone said the shooting broke out in a rugged, remote area north of Nevada City Saturday afternoon.
He said a CHP officer was responding to a Bureau of Land Management ranger's call for assistance when they encountered a gunman. A shootout ensued, and the ranger and the suspect were both struck by gunfire.
Both were flown to a hospital in Roseville for treatment. BLM spokeswoman Dana Wilson said she didn't know the extent of the ranger's injuries.
The CHP officer suffered minor injuries. Tassone said he didn't know whether he was wounded by gunfire or from something else.