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USA: 15-year-old is said to have shot the siblings

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USA: 15-year-old is said to have shot the siblings

The number of gun deaths in the United States has been increasing for years. Gun violence killed more than 4,300 children in 2020. A 15-year-old boy is said to have shot his three siblings and then himself in Alaska. The background of this fact is still unclear.

A 15-year-old is said to have shot three of his siblings and then shot himself in the US state of Alaska. Police said officers were called to a home in Fairbanks on Tuesday following the shooting. They found the bodies of four minors on the spot. Three other children in the house were not harmed.

Local media quoted a police spokesman as saying that all seven children are siblings. The parents were not there at the time of the incident. Initial investigation revealed that the 15-year-old had killed three of his siblings and then himself. The background is still unclear. The victims were 5, 8 and 17 years old. America has long been battling rampant gun violence. Firearms are often readily available in the country.

Perpetual Conflict: US Gun Laws

Firearm incidents have surpassed traffic accidents as the leading cause of death in the United States for youth aged 19 and younger, according to a recently released count of data from the US health protection agency CDC. Researchers at the University of Michigan reported in the “New England Journal of Medicine” that more than 4,300 children and young people died from guns in 2020. According to the CDC, nearly 20,000 people were shot and killed nationwide in 2020 – more than 50 in a single day.

US President Biden has long been calling for widespread hardening of US gun laws. Similar reform has been blocked for years by large sections of Republicans and some Democrats. Following a recent increase in fatal gun attacks, including in schools, a cross-party panel of US senators has now agreed on a draft law to at least make gun laws more stringent. Accordingly, arms dealers should check the suitability of carrying arms for customers below 21 years of age.

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