A Bureau of Land Management ranger, a California Highway Patrol officer and a suspect were injured Saturday during a shootout in a remote area in Nevada County, 10 miles north of Nevada City, authorities said.
The officer was responding to the ranger’s call for assistance shortly after 3 p.m. in the Tahoe National Forest when they encountered a gunman, CHP Officer Greg Tassone said.
The BLM ranger sustained a gunshot to the shoulder. The CHP officer went to a nearby hospital with a laceration to his leg. Tassone said he didn’t know whether he was wounded by gunfire or from something else.
The alleged shooter and the ranger were flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, Tassone said.
The circumstances surrounding the shootout are under investigation.
Call The Bee’s Ernesto Garcia Morales, (916) 326-5577. The Associated Press contributed to this report.