This month: Children wounded and killed by gunfire across the US

Gun violence takes a massive toll on American children, according to, which reports that an average of eight children and teens under the age of 20 are killed by guns every day here in the US, where children die by guns 11 times as often as children in other high-income countries.

Here are some of the stories we have followed this month at the Gun Crisis Reporting Project on our national Twitter feed @guncrisisUS:

Pennsylvania: Toddler slain during backyard picnic
New Jersey: Woman, arrested in shooting death of boy, 12
Virginia: Fatal shooting of 10-year-old girl ruled accidental
New York: Girl, 14, killed by stray bullet while riding bus
Michigan: Prom continues after shooting at pre-prom party left 17-year-old girl dead
Chicago: Boy, 12, critically hurt in Little Village shooting
Kentucky: Child shot
Atlanta: Child, in bed, hit by stray bullet
Alabama: Child shot while riding in car
Louisiana: Boy, 8, accidentally shot by brother
San Francisco: 10-year-old girl dies after being shot
Arkansas: Child shot in ankle by sister
California: Teenager accused of killing two girls
Wisconsin: Funeral held for 17-year-old shooting victim
Detroit: Teen shot to death on SW side
Baltimore: Two juveniles shot
New Jersey: Boy, 12, shot and killed while playing basketball with his dad
Texas: Woman, young boy shot to death, father in critical condition Texas: Teen shot in car with others dies
St. Louis: Two teen girls shot In south St. Louis
Michigan: Teenage girl dies after being shot in the face
South Carolina: Teacher: 7-year-old murder victim was ‘unforgettable’
South Carolina: Mom opens fire on family, killing kids, 5 and 7, and wounding husband
New Jersey: Newark high school student killed in shooting
Texas: 5-Year-Old shot Saturday by friend dies
New Jersey: Police arrest dad of 4-year-old who killed 6-year-old
Washington: Child, 4, wounded in drive-by shooting
Texas: 6-year-old accidentally shoots himself
Pennsylvania: Child shot in Wilkes-Barre
Texas: 2-year-old boy dies In accidental shooting
Detroit: Boy, 16, dies after playing Russian roulette with friends
New Jersey: Shooting of 12-year-old boy likely an accident
New Mexico: Father admits shooting baby to death
Washington: 3-year-old girl shot in leg by stray bullet 
California: Shootings leave 17-year-old boy, three others injured
NYC: Teen’s murder believed case of mistaken identity
Florida: 6-year-old girl in critical condition after being shot by brother, 13
Milwaukee: 4-year-old child shot while playing
California: Child shot at apartments is stable
Kentucky: 5-year-old boy accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old sister Alabama: 4-year-old finds gun, shoots himself in the head
Chicago: Boy, 10, shot; not intended target
St. Louis: Child shot in foot
Texas: Toddler killed in accidental shooting
Tennessee: Two teens shot
New Jersey: Boy, 12, shot in the face by 11-year-old
Detroit: 11-year-old boy shot inside home
Houston: Boy, 7, shot by younger brother
Denver: Police search for 2 men after child shot
California: 6-year-old girl transported after shooting

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