Child shot in Yellowstone

By on September 8, 2013

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Yellowstone National Park officials have confirmed an accidental shooting in Grant Village campground on Saturday. Left dead was a three-year-old Idaho girl from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A 911 call was made Saturday morning from the mother of the child saying her daughter had just shot herself with a handgun.

The incident is under investigation. The identity of the family is being withheld until later Monday.

UPDATE: The 3-year-old victim has been identified as Ella Marie Tucker, of Pocatello, Idaho.

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  1. Deb H

    September 9, 2013 at 8:10 am

    The advertisement on the right hand side of this page is in poor taste, I think.

  2. We need an IQ test for gun owners.

    September 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Just wait, the anti-gun folks will blaming all this on the 2010 law that allowed guns in national parks.

    The blame for this death is clearly on the parents.

    Saying the advert for the ‘Shooting Experience” is in poor taste is like saying that a car ad is in poor taste next to a story about a teen dying while driving. Or a phone ad next to a story about a texting death.

  3. Deb H

    September 9, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    not really…it would be like advertising an Ultimate High Speed Driving Experience, next to an article about a teen killed in a high speed driving accident…I think it is insensitive, but I also am able to give my name next to my opinion, and yes I own a gun and a car

  4. Sticks and stones

    September 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    It’s not insensitive. Perhaps you are overly sensitive.

    You should be offended by the actions of the parents instead of the actions of JHWeekly. So many problems in the World and advertising upsets you? So offended that it causes you to comment on a local business that caters to SAFE gun use for sport and self defense instead of the actions that led to the tragic event?

    None cares about your name, just your thoughts.

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