Man shot, injured by law enforcement at Red Rock Canyon; scenic loop remains closed

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Several officers, including some from Nevada Highway Patrol, fired shots and injured a man at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on Thursday morning.

The scenic loop at Red Rock Canyon was closed for the rest of the day.

NHP said a call was placed to them at 6:35 a.m. about a man in his late 20s in distress driving a black Toyota Tacoma on the scenic loop.

Within minutes, multiple agencies responded and were told the man had also driven through a fence near a campground in the area.

Red Rock Canyon scenic loop closed after officer-involved shooting (Photo: KLAS-TV)

NHP said when they found the man, he rammed “multiple law enforcement vehicles.”

At 6:35 a.m. several officers including at least one NHP trooper shot the man, injuring him. The shooting took place in the parking lot at the visitor’s center.

First responders took him to UMC Trauma where he was placed under arrest. There is no word on how many times the man was shot, where he was shot, or his exact condition.

Red Rock Canyon scenic loop closed after officer involved shooting (Photo: KLAS-TV)

Thursday was supposed to be a fee-free day because of Veterans Day.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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