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Even with much of the country on lockdown, mass shootings hit a record high in 2020. Children witnessed, suffered, or died in 611 mass shootings in 2020—up from 417 in 2019

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Gun Violence Archive (GVA). 2021. “Mass Shootings in 2020” and “Mass Shootings in 2019.” Washington, DC: GVA. https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/past-tolls. Note: GVA defines mass shootings as events in which four or more people (excluding the shooter) were shot but not necessarily killed at the same general time and location. Data reflect the number of incidents reported and verified.

2021-03-25T21:31:04-05:00March 23rd, 2021|