Posted November 16, 2019 12:24:20The shooting death of a wildlife photographer in Malheus Wildlife Refuge near the Oregon-California border sparked a protest movement that saw over 150 people march down the road to protest the closure.
In the video, an unidentified gunman is seen shooting the photographer as he walks in front of the entrance of the refuge in rural Malheues, Oregon.
The video, which has since been deleted, shows the man standing next to the refuge’s main entrance.
The man, who is believed to be a rancher, then walks toward the photographer and fires at least two shots.
A bullet then strikes the man, and he falls to the ground.
The shooting, which happened near the entrance to the wildlife refuge on the Oregon side of the state, sparked a day of protests.
The shooting of a Wildlife Photographer at Malheuurs Wildlife Refuge has been removed from the Oregon Department of Public Safety’s list of prohibited acts.
“The incident at the wildlife sanctuary in Oregon was an unfortunate occurrence that occurred during a time of national tragedy,” the Oregon State Police said in a statement on Sunday.
“At this time, the Oregon Wildlife Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and will take appropriate action.”
The incident was captured on camera by wildlife photographer Robert Smith.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.