If current trends continue, gun deaths (among 15-24 year-olds) are projected to outnumber car accident deaths next year for the first time since 1994, according to a new report from genprogress.org: YOUNG GUNS: HOW GUN VIOLENCE IS DEVASTATING THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION, which states:
“American children and teenagers are 4 times more likely to die by gunfire than their counterparts in Canada, 7 times more likely than young people in Israel, and 65 times more likely to be killed with a gun than children and teenagers in the United Kingdom. There is a crisis of youth gun violence in this country.”
As we recently reported, more than 10,000 children in the US are killed or injured due to gun violence every year, amounting to more than one child shot every hour.
At the same time, school shootings spiked across the US in January, including three incidents in the Philadelphia region.
Here are some of the latest reports of children killed or wounded by gunfire across the US since our last update:
- Arkansas: 15-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead
- Atlanta: Teen shot confronting alleged car thief
- Boston: Boy, 9, accidentally shot by brother
- California: Mother loses two sons to shootings in January
- California: Boy, 16, shot while in car
- Chicago: Teen killed while earning money shoveling snow
- Cleveland: Two Juveniles Shot Near High School
- Denver: Mother Accused Of Shooting, Killing 9-Year-Old Son
- Detroit: Boy, 16, shot during argument
- Florida: Girl, 3, fatally shot in Palm Beach County home
- Georgia: 9-year-old boy shot, killed
- Indiana: Father accused of shooting teenage son
- Indiana: Teen dies, second wounded in shooting
- Indianapolis: 15-year-old shot in east-side robbery
- Las Vegas: Child shot at apartment complex
- Los Angeles: Shooting injures 3, including 4-year-old boy
- Memphis: Wounding of 3-year-old continues disturbing trend
- North Carolina: Child shot in leg in Fayetteville
- North Carolina: High school student shot
- Ohio: Girl, 13, charged with shooting boy, 12
- Pittsburgh: 12-Year-Old Girl Shot
- Seattle: Teenager saved as glasses deflect bullet
- Tennessee: Accidental gunshot kills 17-year-old girl
- Texas: Woman charged in shooting death of daughter, 2
- Washington: Boy, 16, killed near Moses Lake
- Philadelphia: One teen dead and another wounded
- Virginia: Three, including child, shot
- Washington: 8-year-old girl shot
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