Yesterday, an incident occurred where a young child was injured on the trails at River Bend Nature Center. The type of injury was not known at the time. As a result, the ambulance and police were called. His mother explained she heard a pop sound and discovered her son had been injured. We were never informed there was a report of gunshots at River Bend Nature Center. The police evaluated the situation upon arrival and felt it was an isolated incident. The police did not feel an evacuation was necessary due to their analysis of the situation. The trails were closed immediately after the incident occurred. An active police investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Providing a safe environment for our community is a priority for River Bend Nature Center.