- The average age of the victims was just under 6 years old.
- 20 victims were girls and 51 were boys.
- The problem was worst in the South: Florida had the most kids killed (4 accidents, 5 alleged homicides); followed by Ohio and Tennessee (4 accidents and 2 alleged homicides in each state); followed by Alabama (2 accidents, 2 alleged homicides) and South Carolina (4 accidents).
Thursday, May 9, 2013
After Sandy Hook: The Kid-Killing Goes On
At least 71 children under 12 have been shot and killed with guns since the school massacre, Mother Jones reports in its latest update. Forty are considered accidents and 31 homicides. Of the accidents, 29 were caused by other kids.
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