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Selected Mass Shootings Involving Children in the Past 12 Months* What will it take for Congress, states, cities, and citizens to say enough is enough and pass common sense gun laws to protect our children? n Louisville, KY • June 19, 2013 – A man shot and killed his 8-year-old daughter and her mother, while also wounding his mother during a domestic dispute before fatally shooting himself. The girl’s mother, had a protective order against the shooter that also barred him from possessing a gun; it expired in February 2013.1 n Providence, RI • June 16, 2013 – A 12-year-old girl was shot in the back and killed while attending a graduation party. Three women, ages 23, 33, and 44, were also shot but survived their gunshot wounds. The shooter, wearing camouflage and a black mask, fled the area after opening fire.2 n Chicago, IL • June 15, 2013 – Two male teens, ages 15 and 19, and a 23-year-old man were shot and injured, and had to be hospitalized in critical condition. During the same weekend (June 14-16) a total of nine people were killed and 47 were shot in a series of unrelated crimes in Chicago.3,4,5 n Las Vegas, NV • June 1, 2013 – A man is believed to have shot his girlfriend and her two daughters, ages 4 and 17, before turning the gun on himself. Only the man and 4-year-old girl survived.6 n Hampton, VA • May 25, 2013 – A shooting near a spring carnival resulted in the death of a 16-year-old and hospitalization of four other teens who were injured.7 n Saginaw, MI • May 23, 2013 – A 17-year-old girl was fatally shot while attending a pre-prom event after an argument broke out. Three women, ages 18, 19, and 39, were wounded.8 n Pittsburgh, PA • May 21, 2013 – Three unknown gunmen began random shooting from their car during a neighborhood picnic, killing a 1-year-old boy and injuring his two aunts.9 n New Orleans, LA • May 12, 2013 – During a Mother’s Day parade, gunmen fired into a crowd, injuring 19 people. Among the hurt were two 10-year-old children, a boy and a girl. This was the second time the boy was shot in one year.10 n Manchester, IL • April 24, 2013 – A man shot his way into a house, killing a great-grandmother, a young couple, and two children, ages 1 and 5. A 6-year-old girl survived with injuries to the face. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police several hours later.11 n Phoenix, AZ • April 14, 2013 – Six people were shot and two teenagers, ages 18 and 16, were killed in a drive-by shooting at a house party.12 n Atwater, CA • March 30, 2013 – A gang-related shooting at an Easter gathering took the lives of three teenagers, ages 19, 18, and 16, and wounded a 21-year-old and a 16-year-old.13 n Jackson, MS • March 26, 2013 – A 13-year-old girl and two adults were found dead in their home, each with a gunshot wound to the head.14 n Miami, FL • February 20, 2013 – A man shot his wife and two children, killing his 11-year-old son before taking his own life.15,16 * Mass shootings included here are single shooting events in which three or more individuals were shot, including at least one child. Protect Children, Not Guns 2013 41

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