2 Injured in Shooting During Florida High School Football Game; At Least 42 Killed and 79 Injured at Schools in 2018
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Two adults were shot and injured while attending a high school football game in Florida on Friday night. Police say two gunmen were involved in the shooting, and at least one of the victims was targeted in the shooting.
The shooting unfolded in Wellington, Florida, at the Palm Beach Central High School stadium, where the school’s football team was playing a game against the William T. Dwyer High School team. Victims include a 39-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, who is reportedly in critical condition.
“This was not a random act of violence and had no bearing on the Palm Beach Central or William T. Dwyer high schools, students, faculty, and/or staff,” a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach Sheriff’s office told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
In 2018, at least 42 people have been killed and 79 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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