- The Washington Times - Monday, September 9, 2013

Police are continuing to investigate on Monday the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl at a Yellowstone National Park campground.

Park rangers said to CBS that they received a call from an Idaho woman on Saturday who said her daughter, 3, shot herself with a handgun in the Grant Village Campground. Emergency officials tried to resuscitate the child, but she died at the scene, CBS reported.

A park spokesman, Al Nash, said the campground was cordoned off, and park police and special agents were investigating.

“We don’t have all of the information, and we haven’t drawn any conclusions,” Mr. Nash said, in CBS. He also didn’t know specifics about the family, and names haven’t been released.

Park visitors were prohibited by federal law from carrying weapons at the site, but the law changed in February of 2010.

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