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3-year-old dies from gunshot wound at Yellowstone

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Posted at 9:19 PM, Sep 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-08 23:19:56-04

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — Rangers at Yellowstone National Park are investigating the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl at a campground inside the park.

The mother of the girl told a 911 dispatcher that the girl shot herself with a handgun Saturday morning, according to a statement from the park.

The identity of the girl and her family was not released.

Visitors to the park are legally allowed to carry guns, but “discharging a firearm for any reason is illegal,” according to the park.

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