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Shots fired at Red Rock Park during Ceremonial events

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Shots were fired at Red Rock Park during the Gallup InterTribal Ceremonial celebration.

Law enforcement officers arrived at the scene during the evening of Aug. 11 after reports came in about shots being fired in the area. The Navajo Police and the McKinley County Sheriff's Deputies detained two suspects at a nearby residence. No injuries have been reported.

The Navajo Police later confirmed that the incident involved two individuals that reportedly shot a firearm over 1/4 mile west of the park on tribal land.

Based on evidence found at the scene, the individuals were target shooting on their property. The Navajo Police are investigating whether that activity was lawful or not.

Deputies were reportedly already at the west end of the park when the shooting occurred, and they suspected the shots were coming from outside the park.

The Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial events that were scheduled for the rest of the night were canceled, but the Aug. 12 events went on as planned.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be released as it becomes available.