Girl shot in Yellowstone: A three-year-old girl died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound with a handgun at the Grant Village Campground on Sat. Epoch Times reports Sept. 9 that an Idaho woman alerted Yellowstone National Park officials after her daughter shot herself with a gun.
Resuscitation efforts on the girl shot in Yellowstone failed. Officials are citing this as the first shooting death in the park since 1978.
Yellowstone Park spokesman Al Nash said Sunday that part of the campground was blocked off while park rangers and special park agents investigated the girl's shooting.
“We don’t have all of the information, and we haven’t drawn any conclusions,” Nash said.
Details on family members and how many were camping at the time haven't been revealed, according to the report. No names have been released to the press.
On Feb. 22, 2010, a federal law was put into effect that allows visitors to possess firearms in the park.
More information on the girl shot in Yellowstone will emerge as investigators learn more about the tragic incident involving the three-year-old. It's hardly the kind of thing anyone expects from a family vacation. It's unclear if the girl got a hold of a relative's gun and accidentally pulled the trigger while she was handling it.