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US authorities identify 'person of interest' in park ranger's shooting

A massive manhunt is under way for a man wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a park ranger and a shooting that left four injured in Washington state.

(CNN) Mount Rainier - Federal and local authorities described Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, as a "person of interest" in the shooting of park ranger Margaret Anderson at Mount Rainier National Park on New Year's Day.

He is believed to be heavily armed and wearing body armor, according to authorities who scoured the rough park terrain looking for him.

"This is probably somebody who is experienced with the outdoors," Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer told CNN affiliates KOMO and KIROof Seattle.

Barnes is also wanted in connection with a shooting Sunday in the Seattle suburb of Skyway that left four people wounded, the affiliates reported, citing the King County Sheriff's Department.

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