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Two guns stolen from ranger facility at Palomar Mountain State Park

Posted at 11:31 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 09:25:45-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Two guns were stolen from Palomar Mountain State Park on Wednesday, according to California park officials.

Officials did not say exactly where they were stolen from, only saying from a “facility” in the park.

They also did not divulge what type of guns were stolen.

Mark Jorgensen, a retired supervisor at Anza Borrego State Park, said rangers are typically given three types of weapons: a handgun, a shotgun and a rifle.

“They go through very rigorous training,” said Jorgensen of the State Park rangers.

A state parks spokesperson told 10News, “When not with an on-duty officer, firearms are stored in a locked container (typically a safe) in a ranger station or other park office.”

As of Thursday evening, the guns have not been recovered. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and CHP are also involved in the investigation.