Friday, July 30, 2010

Suspects still at large after forest service worker shot at near Foresthill

Three suspects were still at large today after a U.S. Forest Service employee was shot at while installing signs in the Tahoe National Forest northeast of Auburn. The forest worker was inside a vehicle when the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon and was not injured, Forest Service spokeswoman Ann Westling said today. Three people were involved in Wednesday’s shooting, according to information released by the Forest Service. The employee was putting up signs related to the current fire danger in the forest, she said. No similar shooting incidents have taken place in the Tahoe National Forest in the recent past but they have occurred in other national forests, Westling said. There was no information available on a motive, including whether the three were attempting to keep the employee away from an possible illicit marijuana grow, she said...more

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