1 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting During SC College Homecoming Event; At Least 47 Killed and 88 Injured by Guns at Schools So Far This Year
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One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting on a South Carolina college campus Friday evening during a homecoming event.
The shooting unfolded at Voorhees College, a private, historically black college in Denmark, South Carolina. Both victims were young men, but neither were students, according to an advisory on the college’s website. A suspect hasn’t been identified.
In 2018, at least 47 people have been killed and 88 have been injured due to shootings on school property. Learn more about each incident with our interactive map:
This map includes school shootings that took place on campus where a person was injured or killed. Incidents resulting in injury are labeled blue, while incidents resulting in death are labeled red. The most recent incident is indicated with a larger icon. Click on the icons to see details about each incident.
Behind the numbers:
Nationally, nearly 1,300 children (17 years old and younger) die from gunshot wounds each year and 5,790 are treated for injuries, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. While unintentional firearms deaths and homicides of children have decreased in recent years, suicides have spiked.
Among child gun deaths between 2012 and 2014, 53 percent were homicides, 38 percent were suicides, and 6 percent were unintentional.
Less than 3 percent of youth homicides and less than 1 percent of youth suicides occur at school, according to a recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics.
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