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Authorities probe reported shooting at a New Mexico refuge

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities continue to investigate the reported shooting of a man at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Roswell, but say the victim isn’t being cooperative.

Chaves County Sheriff’s officials placed the refuge’s visitor center and trails on lockdown Friday afternoon after a man was found bleeding from a gunshot wound.

He was transported to a hospital and authorities said he suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.

The man’s name, age and hometown still weren’t available Sunday and neither was a possible motive for the shooting.

Undersheriff Charles Yslas said the victim told authorities that the shooter was driving a black vehicle.

Authorities have processed the crime scene and searched unsuccessfully for the vehicle and a gun used in the shooting.

“Right now, the evidence that we have isn’t really matching up with the stories,” Yslas told the Roswell Daily Record. “The victim isn’t being very cooperative with us, so we are continuing to investigate it.”

The refuge is located about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Roswell.

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