Man dies after apparently shooting self in Alaska park

An Arizona has man died after apparently shooting himself with a gun at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

National Park Service officials say it’s unknown if the shooting was accidental or deliberate.

Authorities say rangers responded to a report of a gunshot Tuesday morning and found the 22-year-old man, who was dead at the scene. The man’s name has not been released.

Park spokeswoman Miriam Valentine says the shooting occurred at the Riley Creek campground, which is located just inside the park near the entrance.

Valentine says the man was visiting the park with his father, but the father was not present when the shooting occurred.

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the incident along with the Park Service.

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