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

Gun violence takes a massive toll on American children, according to bradycenter.org, 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 http://ow.ly/lildx
New Jersey: Woman, arrested in shooting death of boy, 12 http://ow.ly/lmo1k
Virginia: Fatal shooting of 10-year-old girl ruled accidental http://ow.ly/lmmFr
New York: Girl, 14, killed by stray bullet while riding bus http://ow.ly/lb6fa
Michigan: Prom continues after shooting at pre-prom party left 17-year-old girl dead http://ow.ly/lmmdp
Chicago: Boy, 12, critically hurt in Little Village shooting http://ow.ly/lcssh
Kentucky: Child shot http://ow.ly/lil9k
Atlanta: Child, in bed, hit by stray bullet http://ow.ly/leKFr
Alabama: Child shot while riding in car http://ow.ly/lef2s
Louisiana: Boy, 8, accidentally shot by brother http://ow.ly/lcsHe
San Francisco: 10-year-old girl dies after being shot http://ow.ly/lcsDG
Arkansas: Child shot in ankle by sister http://ow.ly/lmjhX
California: Teenager accused of killing two girls http://ow.ly/lmmz5
Wisconsin: Funeral held for 17-year-old shooting victim http://ow.ly/la05E
Detroit: Teen shot to death on SW side http://ow.ly/lmmvW
Baltimore: Two juveniles shot http://ow.ly/lb73Q
New Jersey: Boy, 12, shot and killed while playing basketball with his dad http://ow.ly/lb6dq
Texas: Woman, young boy shot to death, father in critical condition http://ow.ly/lacaD Texas: Teen shot in car with others dies http://ow.ly/lac9v
St. Louis: Two teen girls shot In south St. Louis http://ow.ly/lcsAg
Michigan: Teenage girl dies after being shot in the face http://ow.ly/l85wf
South Carolina: Teacher: 7-year-old murder victim was ‘unforgettable’ http://ow.ly/l83uK
South Carolina: Mom opens fire on family, killing kids, 5 and 7, and wounding husband http://ow.ly/l4PiB
New Jersey: Newark high school student killed in shooting http://ow.ly/l4PeH
Texas: 5-Year-Old shot Saturday by friend dies http://ow.ly/l0EDH
New Jersey: Police arrest dad of 4-year-old who killed 6-year-old http://ow.ly/l0DpK
Washington: Child, 4, wounded in drive-by shooting http://ow.ly/kZRI1
Texas: 6-year-old accidentally shoots himself http://ow.ly/kZjRX
Pennsylvania: Child shot in Wilkes-Barre http://ow.ly/kXn7O
Texas: 2-year-old boy dies In accidental shooting http://ow.ly/kWHzv
Detroit: Boy, 16, dies after playing Russian roulette with friends http://ow.ly/kW1jj
New Jersey: Shooting of 12-year-old boy likely an accident http://ow.ly/kVNrp
New Mexico: Father admits shooting baby to death http://ow.ly/kV9zZ
Washington: 3-year-old girl shot in leg by stray bullet http://ow.ly/kV8tx 
California: Shootings leave 17-year-old boy, three others injured http://ow.ly/kOVXu
NYC: Teen’s murder believed case of mistaken identity http://ow.ly/kLKio
Florida: 6-year-old girl in critical condition after being shot by brother, 13 http://bit.ly/118yNPv
Milwaukee: 4-year-old child shot while playing http://ow.ly/kBjnH
California: Child shot at apartments is stable http://ow.ly/kDvpd
Kentucky: 5-year-old boy accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old sister http://ow.ly/kDvDf Alabama: 4-year-old finds gun, shoots himself in the head http://ow.ly/kI3mN
Chicago: Boy, 10, shot; not intended target http://ow.ly/kDwnu
St. Louis: Child shot in foot http://ksdk.com  http://ow.ly/kF5xo
Texas: Toddler killed in accidental shooting http://ow.ly/kRt9I
Tennessee: Two teens shot http://ow.ly/kOXjy
New Jersey: Boy, 12, shot in the face by 11-year-old http://on.cpsj.com/1989ACN
Detroit: 11-year-old boy shot inside home http://ow.ly/kOXml
Houston: Boy, 7, shot by younger brother http://ow.ly/kRrvl
Denver: Police search for 2 men after child shot http://ow.ly/kBjhF
California: 6-year-old girl transported after shooting http://ow.ly/kOW1m

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