Child Dead in Yellowstone Handgun Incident

A child is dead this morning in an incident at Grant Village Campground in Yellowstone National Park after shooting herself with a handgun, according to National Park Service authorities.

According to a press release, Park 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 died.

The incident is under investigation. The child’s identity is being withheld pending notification of extended family members.

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