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Sep 8, 2013 6:27 PM by Apoorva Joshi - KBZK News

Officials release age of young girl killed in gun accident at Yellowstone National Park

UPDATE: September 8th, 2013; 4:15 p.m.

According to a press release from Yellowstone National Park officials, the young girl who was reported to have died after she shot herself with a handgun on Saturday, was three-years-old.

No other information has been released about the incident at this time as the investigation continues.

We will keep you posted as we learn more.


A child has died as a result of an incident at a campground in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday morning.

According to a press release from park officials, rangers responded to a 911 call from a woman at the Grant Village Campground, who told the emergency dispatcher that her young daughter had shot herself with a handgun.

Resuscitation efforts by responding emergency medical staff were unsuccessful.

The girl, whose age has not been disclosed, succumbed to the gunshot.

The incident is being investigated.

The child's identity is being withheld pending notification of extended family members.

No other details have been released at this point.

We will update you as more information is available.


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