1 Maryland Student Injured in School Parking Lot Shooting; at Least 6 Killed and 26 Injured at Schools This Year
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Two Maryland high school students have been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old classmate twice in the chest. The incident took place Monday afternoon in the parking lot at Oxon High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The victim, who is a junior at the school, was taken to the hospital and is reportedly in stable condition. Police point to robbery as a possible motive.
In 2018, at least six people have been killed and 26 have been injured due to school shootings. 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.
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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