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More American children dying from gun violence: Report

An increasing number of American children are being killed by gun violence, the Associated Press has reported.

• October 14, 2021
Gun violence

An increasing number of American children are being killed by gun violence, the Associated Press has reported.

This ranges from toddlers caught in crossfires to teenagers gunned down in turf wars and drug squabbles.

In 2019, 991 people aged 17 or younger were killed in gun violence in the United States, the article quoted the website Gun Violence Archive as saying.

These tracked shootings were from more than 7,500 law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources.

That number increased to 1,375 in 2020. This year the situation was becoming increasingly worse.

Through Monday, shootings had claimed 1,179 young lives and left 3,292 youths injured.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation data backs that up. A report released by the agency on September 28, showed homicides among people aged 19 and younger rose more than 21 per cent.

The article cited a case in St. Louis, where 9-year-old Caion Greene died in March when someone opened fire on his family’s car.

A 17-year-old was charged in the crime. 

(Xinhua/NAN)

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