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Monday, December 24, 2012

Kids Killed at Christmas

Update, Christmas Eve:  Girl, 18, shot and killed by drunken brother in Dallas.... Inebriated man in Houston kills girlfriend and daughter, age 13...boy, 16, on bike shot and killed in Miami....boy, 17, killed in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Earlier: Last week, for several days, I charted kids shot with guns around the country--ranging in age from babies to teens, probably just scratching the surface.   As I noted last night, the twitter feed trying to find all fatal shootings, @gundeaths, has now drawn wide attention, and has partnered with Slate for an interactive feature.  Here's just a few updates from the weekend on youth deaths:

--Boy, 15, accidentally killed (probably) by family friend in North Carolina.   Another 15-year-old accidentally kills himself in Chicago. 

--Boy, 19, in Manchester, N.H., shoots himself in the head and dies, in accident.

--Teen shot and killed outside church in Saginaw, Mich.   Boy, 16,  shot and killed in his home in Kentucky.

--And then there's always this old standby:  kid kills father.

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