1 Killed, 2 Injured in Florida Shooting, One of Three Recent Incidents of HS Football Violence; At Least 43 Killed and 81 Injured at Schools in 2018
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One person was killed and two others were injured in a Friday night shooting after a high school football game in Jacksonville, Florida — one in a trio of firearm incidents at high school football games over the course of a week. Local news outlets are reporting that the gunfire unfolded about 15 minutes after a game ended, as thousands of spectators were leaving the Raines High School stadium.
A former Raines High School student was killed in the incident, officials said, and two current students at Robert E. Lee High School were injured. A suspected gunman has not been identified. The shooting reportedly unfolded near the main entrance to the stadium, outside of metal detectors that screen spectators.
The shooting in Jacksonville comes a week after shots rang out at a high school football game in Wellington, Florida, injuring two. Meanwhile, a high school football game was cut short Thursday evening after shots were fired outside the Alabama State University stadium. No injuries were reported.
In 2018, at least 43 people have been killed and 81 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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