Gun violence kills and wounds more children across the US

A young neighbor looks on as police investigate a shooting that left one teen dead and two more wounded earlier this week in South Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A young neighbor looks on as police investigate a shooting incident that left one teen dead and two more wounded earlier this week in South Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Recent reports indicate that 38 children have been shot and killed in Chicago this year alone, and another 21 children have been shot to death in Oakland since 2011.

According to the Brady Campaign, gun violence takes a massive toll on American children, with an average of eight children and teens under the age of 20 killed by guns every day, and with firearm homicide representing the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 1-19 in the U.S.

Here are some of the headlines we have tracked at the Gun Crisis Reporting Project this month alone:

Alabama: Child shot, woman stabbed in Tuscaloosa
Arkansas: Child shot; friends say it was an accident
Arizona: Man shot in buttocks by 3-year-old son
Arkansas: Woman shot, killed while driving; baby uninjured
Baltimore: Child among victims in E. Baltimore triple shooting
California: Seven-year-old boy shot in Winton
Chicago: Mother, daughter, 5, killed in shooting
Chicago: Girl, 4, wounded in shooting
Chicago: 6-year-old boy among 13 shot
Chicago: Father kills wife and 5-year-old
Chicago: Seven-year-old boy shot on West Side
Chicago: Three teens shot, one fatally, over three hours
Cleveland: 16-year-old shot, robbed on east side
Cleveland: 11-year-old, 15-year-old injured in shootings
Delaware: Girls, 16 and 17, hurt when shots ring out
Detroit: Girl, 2, and two men wounded in drive-by shooting
Detroit: Five shot, including two children outside home
Florida: Teen shot in head while riding bike dies
Florida: Reward raised in 12-year-old girl’s shooting
Florida: Teen shot in leg after breaking up fight
Florida: Dad of 15-year-old murder suspect charged with negligence
Florida: Teen girl killed in Northwest Jacksonville shooting
Florida: Aid sought for improving 4-year-old shooting victim
Georgia: Child shot, killed in suburban Atlanta driveway
Georgia: Teen says he heard shot that killed baby
IndianaBoy, 13, fatally shot by 10-year-old relative
Indiana: Four-year-old accidentally shot
Las Vegas: 17-year-old shot, killed during fight at birthday party
Louisiana: Child shot by five-year-old dies
Maryland: Boy, 16, shot in third Catonsville-area shooting
Michigan: Seven-year-old shot while swimming
Michigan: Man charged in shootings of 4, including 9-year-old
Michigan: Three-year-old dies after shooting himself
Minnesota: Three injured in shooting, including toddler
Missouri: Teen killed in quadruple shooting
Missouri: Teen, 15, shot in leg on Kansas City’s east side
New Hampshire: Man guns down his 9-year-old son before killing himself
New Jersey: Trial in slaying of teens in 2008
New York City: Suspect nabbed in 2011 shootings
North Carolina: Child hit by bullet
Oakland: Father, baby son shot dead
Oakland: Funeral services held for 8-year-old girl
Oregon: Boy, 14, shot
Pennsylvania: Man shoots family; kills daughter
Pennsylvania: High school football player shot in eye
Pennsylvania: 10-year-old boy accidentally shot
Philadelphia: Teen killed, two more wounded
PhiladelphiaSix people shot, baby injured
St. Louis: Two charged after stray bullet struck girl
St. Louis: Teen riding scooter killed
Tennessee: Father, 10-year-old son found shot
Tennessee: 11-year-old shot In leg

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