More than 15% of childhood deaths in America are due to guns

December 22, 2018

More than 3,000 children and adolescents died of a gunshot wound in the United States in 2016, a new tally of childhood deaths finds. These episodes accounted for 15.4% of all Americans between the ages of 1 and 19 who died in 2016, and a quarter of those killed by injury rather than disease.

The LA Times covered this student in a recent feature.

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