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Usage: Every hour a child is shot – North America

(ANSA) – New York, January 12 – One child is shot every hour in the United States: many survive, but hundreds die instead. The exact number of victims of gun violence last year was not known until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their data in a few months. But by 2020, the 2,200 mark will be the highest in the last two decades – and the 2021 figure is expected to be even worse. According to preliminary data, 9 children were killed in Washington DC last year, 11 in Los Angeles, 36 in Philadelphia and 59 in Chicago. These figures do not include the hundreds of children who died in the shooting. Accident or suicide. Among the victims, the Washington Post recalled, two sisters from Ohio, both in elementary school, were killed by their father, an Arkansas eighth-grader was shot by a friend at school, and a boy from Texas was shot dead at home. By someone who went in the car. (Handle).

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