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.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Kids Killed at Christmas
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