Ranger killed in Mount Rainier Nat'l Park shooting

January 1, 2012 2:22:40 PM PST
Mount Rainier National Park officials say a park service ranger has died after being shot during a routine traffic stop.

Park spokeswoman Lee Taylor says the park is closed as authorities search for the gunman, who was armed with a rifle and fled on foot after the shooting.

Taylor says the ranger is 34-year-old Margaret Anderson.

The shooting happened just before 11 a.m. near the Longmire Ranger Station in the southwestern part of the 368-square-mile park in Washington state.