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Three-Year-Old Shot In Yellowstone Identified

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Officials have now released the name and hometown of the young girl who shot herself with her father's handgun in Yellowstone National Park this weekend.  

Three-year-old, Ella Marie Tucker, from Pocatello, Idaho shot herself Saturday morning at the Grant Village Campground.

Park rangers and emergency responders rushed to the incident after her mother called 911. Park Spokesperson, Al Nash said the last fatal shooting in the park happened in 1978.

"Fatal incidents are pretty rare in Yellowstone," said Al Nash, Parks Spokesperson. "Our staff are trained to handle very stressful circumstances, but one can't help but be moved when you're talking about the death of a young child."

Carrying guns in national parks and federal wildlife areas is permitted as long as federal, state and local laws are obeyed.

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