Tuesday, February 7, 2023

More than 6,000 children killed or injured by gunshots in the United States in 2022

More than 6,000 children killed or injured by gunshots in the United States in 2022That was the most ever recorded in the nine-year history of the non-profit organization that tracks shooting incidents.

With five days to go until the end of the year, the Gun Violence Archive found 6,023 American children 17 and under have been killed or injured by gunfire This year, those killed or injured in 2021 surpassed 5,708.

Gun Violence Archive said that Most children killed or injured by gunshots In a year since I started tracking it in 2014.

According to the website, at least 306 children aged 11 and under will be shot and killed in 2022. According to the website, 1,323 children between the ages of 12 and 17 were killed in the shootings.

In the first year the Gun Violence Archive began tracking shootings in 2014, it recorded 2,859 children ages 17 and older killed or injured by gunfire.

The children shot in 2022 also include 19 students, all ages 11 and under, who died in the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Just a week ago, a 12-year-old Florida boy who died after accidentally shooting himself at a friend’s house is just another example of these alarming statistics.

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