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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:15 AM

Sunday Child Shooting Review (and bonus advocacy!) [View all]

Here is just some of the gun violence involving children from only the past week (2/17-2/24) that you should be aware of, and which will hopefully motivate you to join the American Academy of Pediatrics and others who are advocating for ways to keep our kids safe:


A 13 year-old boy was shot by another child while playing with an unattended handgun.


A 9 year-old boy was shot while playing with an unattended handgun.


A 5 year-old boy shot himself while playing with an unattended gun.


A 9 year-old boy was shot while walking with his grandfather.


A 2 year-old boy shot himself in the face with a gun taken from his mother's purse.


A 1 year-old child was shot by a stray bullet inside his home.


A 4 year-old girl was shot by a family member.


A 3 year-old boy was accidentally shot inside his home.


An 11 year-old boy, a 14 year-old girl, and their mother were shot by their father.


A 3 year-old boy shot a teenage family friend with a handgun found between mattresses.


A 7 year-old girl was shot by her father.


A 15 year-old boy was shot in the street.


A 4 year-old girl shot herself with an unattended handgun.


A 16 year-old boy was shot in the street.


Another 16 year-old boy was shot in the street.


A 13 year-old boy was shot while sleeping on his couch.


A 3 year-old boy was shot inside his apartment.


A 6 year-old boy was shot in his home.


A 5 year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 11 year-old brother.


A 12 year-old boy was shot while playing with a shotgun.


A 12 year-old boy shot himself in his backyard.


A 15 year-old boy was shot near his home.


A 14 year-old girl was shot in the street.


A 14 year-old boy was shot walking home from school.


Again, I have stopped including reports involving children over the age of 16; going to 17 would make the list half again as long this week.

Here's to a better week. Thanks for reading.

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