Newsfeed2018 Gun Violence at America's Schools
1 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting in Nashville High School Parking Lot; At Least 45 Killed and 87 Injured by Guns at Schools So Far This Year
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One man was killed and another was injured late Sunday after being shot in a Nashville high school parking lot.
The shooting outside McGavock High School reportedly unfolded at about 9 p.m. One victim was transported to a local hospital where he died, and the second refused medical attention. The injured victim told authorities they were parked in the lot when another car pulled up and began shooting at them. A suspect has not been identified.
In 2018, at least 45 people have been killed and 87 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 firearm 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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