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Man fatally shot by rangers at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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A man was fatally shot by California State Parks rangers at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on Saturday.

Rangers responded to reports of gunshots late Saturday, according to a statement from State Parks.

State Parks told KION that the man was in an area on the Mount Manuel Trail just before 7 p.m., shooting with a 10-millimeter Glock. No one was hurt, according to State Parks.

Rangers shot the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene, State Parks said. He has not yet been identified.

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office are working with State Parks on the incident, the agency said.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.

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