Compiled: Christmas shooting victims reported across the US

We got through Christmas Eve and Christmas day with only one shooting victim reported in Philadelphia; a great relief after weekend gun violence left four dead and 13 wounded across the city.

However, we found many Christmas shooting victims in headlines from across the state and the nation.  In Washington DC, a man dressed as Santa Claus for a toy giveaway was shot in the back with a pellet gun, according to the Associated Press:

Alabama: Child Shot in Birmingham on Christmas Eve
ArkansasLittle Rock man shot, killed on Christmas Eve
BostonMan killed, woman injured at Dorchester Christmas Eve party
CaliforniaWoman killed on Christmas in apparent drive-by shooting
California2 Wounded In separate Antioch shootings on Christmas day
CaliforniaSan Lorenzo man kills wife, shoots himself, police say
CaliforniaDeadly shooting in Mission Valley Mall parking lot
ChicagoOne killed, seven hurt in Christmas shootings
ClevelandMan killed in possible Christmas Eve attempted robbery
ConnecticutMan known for elaborate Christmas display found dead
Florida2 dead, 1 injured in Orlando Christmas Day shooting
FloridaMan shot, killed in Flowery Branch
FloridaPolice search for gunman after Christmas morning homicide
GeorgiaOne dead, one injured in Savannah Christmas Eve shooting
IowaPolice identify woman killed in Christmas Eve shooting
Missouri1 dead, 1 hospitalized following Christmas shooting
MissouriColumbia woman injured in shooting on Christmas Eve
New Jersey5 shot, 3 dead in Christmas shooting outside go-go bar
New Jersey: 2 teens dead, 1 youth wounded in Newark
New York CityMan shot dead in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve
New YorkMedford shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded
North Carolina2 men shot in Winston-Salem on Christmas Eve, one killed
OhioToledo man shot dead in street on Christmas Day
Ohio: Woman killed in Christmas Day shooting
Ohio: Man charged with shooting nephew to death on Christmas
OregonMan jailed in Portland shooting over Christmas gifts
OregonMan dies in Christmas Eve shooting in SE Portland
PennsylvaniaBaby girl killed in Christmas Eve shooting
Pennsylvania1 dead in Christmas shooting in Fayetteville
St. LouisViolent Christmas night in city and county
TexasChristmas in San Antonio ends with three overnight shootings
TexasTeen fatally wounded in shootout with Grand Prairie police
TexasTwo men killed on Christmas
VirginiaRichmond police ID Christmas shooting victim

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