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Fundraiser set up for ranger who was shot



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MOAB - It's been two weeks since Utah State park ranger Brody Young was shot just outside of Moab. The man who shot him has not yet been found and Young is still in a Grand Junction hospital in critical condition. A fundraiser has been set up for Young next week.

Chip Broyles and Brian Merrill got to know Young and his wife Wendy on river rafting trips they took together.

When they heard Young was in critical condition after being shot three times they said they had to do something.

"I started calling people and it was, by the next morning, our whole community, this sort of river community, knew," said Merrill. "It spread like wildfire and everybody was concerned and praying."

Young is still in critical condition at the hospital, and has had problems with infections. On Friday Dec. 10 at Eastmont Middle School in Sandy, there will be live music, food, and auctions all in an effort to raise money to help Young's family.

"We're just trying to share the love," said Broyles. "That's all we're doing."

The fundraiser will run from 6-9 pm on Dec. 10 and there also an account set up at any Wells Fargo bank branch in Brody Young's name.

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