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In 2002, a friend’s eight-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.
After it was determined that a Parker County deputy’s gunshot wound to the foot on Nov. 12 was caused by a backup weapon malfunction, Sheriff …
On average, 23 children were shot each day in the United States in 2015, according to a Post review of the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. That's at least one bullet striking a growing body every 63 minutes.
In total, an estimated 8,400 children were hit, and more died — 1,458 — than in any year since at least 2010. That death toll exceeds the entire number of U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan this decade.
Many incidents, though, never become public because they happen in small towns or the injuries aren't deemed newsworthy or the triggers are pulled by teens committing suicide.
Before Monday, before the 911 call and police investigation, Pedro Ruiz III, an aspiring YouTube star in rural Minnesota, spent considerable time convincing his girlfriend to shoot a gun at his chest.
Texas lawmaker Armando "Mando" Martinez was standing outside on New Year's Eve with his wife and children, watching fireworks light up the sky, as 2016 became 2017.