Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.

3-year-old dies from gunshot wound at Yellowstone

Story highlights

  • The mother of the girl says she shot herself with a handgun
  • The incident is under investigation
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 girl has been identified as Ella Marie Tucker from Pocatello, Idaho.
Visitors to the park are legally allowed to carry guns, but "discharging a firearm for any reason is illegal," according to the park.
Park rangers and special agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.