Yellowstone’s Shooting Victim from Pocatello
The toddler killed Saturday (Sept. 7) by a gunshot in Yellowstone National Park was identified Monday as Ella Marie Tucker, of Pocatello, Idaho, but exact details of the shooting remained withheld by park officials, National Parks Traveler reported.
A five-paragraph release from the park said that while rangers were alerted to the incident by a woman at the Grant Village Campground who called 911 to report her daughter had “just shot herself with a handgun,” it added that rangers and Park Service special agents “continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Saturday morning incident.”
The 3-year-old’s death was the first gun-related fatality of a Yellowstone visitor in 35 years.
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