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Child Dies From Gunshot In Yellowstone Campground

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Date: September 7, 2013

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Sept. 7, 2013@5:15 pm  13-079    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015


Child Dies From Gunshot In Yellowstone Campground

One person was fatally injured as a result of an incident which occurred in a campground in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday morning.

Park rangers responded to a 911 call from a woman at the Grant Village Campground, who told the emergency dispatcher that her young daughter had shot herself with a handgun.

Resuscitation efforts by responding emergency medical staff were unsuccessful. The girl died.
The incident is under investigation. The child’s identity is being withheld pending notification of extended family members.

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Producers/Editors note: No additional information will be available or released until after Noon MDT on Sunday, September 8.

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