Our report on more than 100 Philadelphia shooting victims over a recent four-week period showed the average age of the victim was 28, and data from thousands of homicides in the city over a 23-year period shows that most were in their young twenties.
Still, we find teenage shooting victims almost everyday in news reports from across the US. We came across these stories while searching for information after a Maryland high school student was shot to death on the first day of school Monday .
Kentucky: 2 teens shot outside store in Danville
Louisiana: 2 teens shot in New Orleans East
Missouri: Teen Killed in East Side Shooting
Indiana: Teen on bicycle shot in Warsaw St. drive-by
NYC: Teen Killed In Crossfire At Crown Heights House Party
Chicago: 14-year-old among 13 shot overnight
Philadelphia: Two teen boys shot in Frankford
Missouri: Teen shot in chest in St. Louis is in critical condition
Louisiana: Teen shot to death in driveway
North Carolina: Teen, 16, killed in Raleigh shooting
Texas: Four teens wounded, one in custody after shooting at Austin-area Walmart
Pennsylvania: Youth, 17, shot dead in bedroom of Allentown