Officials Identify 3-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed At Yellowstone

yellow stoneYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park officials on Monday identified a 3-year-old girl who died from a gunshot wound in the park as Ella Marie Tucker, of Pocatello, Idaho.

Park officials said the shooting remained under investigation. They did not release the girl’s parents’ names or further details of what happened, including how they believe the girl got ahold of the gun.

Park officials say Ella’s mother called for help on Saturday to report her daughter had shot herself with a handgun. Park rangers who responded to Grant Village Campground on the western shore of Yellowstone Lake were unable to resuscitate her.

It was the first shooting death in …

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