Girl, 3, Dies from Gunshot Wound at Yellowstone

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20501B00-DKAZV(CNN) — Rangers at Yellowstone National Park are investigating the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl at a campground inside the park.

The mother of the girl told a 911 dispatcher that the girl shot herself with a handgun Saturday morning, according to a statement from the park.

The identity of the girl and her family was not released.

Visitors to the park are legally allowed to carry guns, but “discharging a firearm for any reason is illegal,” according to the park.

 

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2 comments

  • BrnEyedgrl83

    Something sounds fishy there..however, what would be the purpose of carrying a firearm there if unloading it is "illegal for ANY reason"??? Kind of pointless then.

    Poor girl! Hope they get to the bottom of this. Just isn't sounding quite right to me.