Park ranger shot at Mount Rainier National Park

By the Associated Press | January 1, 2012 | 3:05 PM EST

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County Sheriff's office says a U.S. Forest Service ranger was shot Sunday morning at Mount Rainier National Park.

The News Tribune ( ) reports the shooting happened just before 11 a.m. near the Longmire Ranger Station.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer says the Washington State Patrol and the Pierce County Sheriff's office are working together on this investigation.

Other details were not immediately available.