Yellowstone’s Shooting Victim from Pocatello

September 10, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Yellowstone’s Shooting Victim from Pocatello

Ella Marie Tucker of Pocatello, Idaho, has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting on Saturday (Sept. 7) at the Grant Village Campground (on left side of map) in Yellowstone National Park. Map courtesy of National Park Service

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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