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Weekend Shooting Victim Identified

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Date: September 9, 2013

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 9, 2013 @ 5 PM 13-081    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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Weekend Shooting Victim Identified

Officials at Yellowstone National Park have released the identity of the young girl who died from a gunshot wound on Saturday.

The victim has been identified as 3 year old Ella Marie Tucker from Pocatello, Idaho.

Park rangers and an ambulance responded to the Grant Village Campground in response to a 911 call for help from a woman who told the emergency dispatcher her daughter had just shot herself with a handgun.

Efforts by emergency responders to resuscitate the girl were unsuccessful.

National Park Service rangers and special agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Saturday morning incident.

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