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Shooting at Cheyenne Senior Citizen Complex

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) Authorities have identified the man who shot three people — killing one — at a senior citizen apartment complex in Cheyenne on Wednesday morning before killing himself.

Dan Long, spokesman for the Cheyenne Police Department, identifies the deceased gunman as Larry Rosenberg, 77, a resident of the apartment complex. The shootings happened shortly after 11 a.m.

Rosenberg fled the scene after the shooting, but he killed himself as officers approached him at a location nearby, Long said. It wasn't clear yet whether he fled on foot or by vehicle, Long said.

Police have not released information about what sort of weapons were used in the shootings. Rosenberg was found with a handgun and a rifle, Long said.

Worker dies at Opal natural gas plant

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say an employee has died at a natural gas processing plant in southwestern Wyoming.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the employee of the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams plant in Opal died Wednesday. The worker has not yet been identified, and company officials say an investigation is ongoing.

Williams has shut down its operations at the plant.

The company reported that there had not been an explosion or fire at the facility.

A Department of Workforce Services spokeswoman says state investigators headed to the plant to investigate on Wednesday.

The incident marked the energy industry's second death in Wyoming this summer. A 28-year-old oil rig worker from Casper died after falling about 76 feet at an oil well site in Midwest.

Yellowstone National Park top official to retire

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's deputy superintendent is set to retire after four decades with the National Park Service.

Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that Steven Iobst, who was appointed to the position in August 2011, will retire at the end of the month.

In his role as deputy superintendent, Iobst has directed several of the park's operations, including search and rescue, resource education, youth programs and law enforcement.

Iobst has also coordinated with federal and state agencies on park road improvements, including the Beartooth Highway, which connects Red Lodge and Cooke City, Montana, near the park's northern entrance.

In June, Iobst received the Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award.

Wyoming pedestrian hit by car, killed in Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a Wyoming man has died after being struck by a vehicle in Idaho Falls.

KIDK-TV reports that 67-year-old Emory Joseph Anderson, of Jackson, Wyoming, was the victim of the Tuesday night crash.

Officers had responded to the scene after a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian.

Anderson was hit by a black Chevrolet Cavalier and taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The death remains under investigation.