Injuries Reported Following Shootings in Alaska, Tennessee School Parking Lots; At Least 44 Killed and 86 Injured by Guns at Schools So Far This Year
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Authorities say two people were injured Friday evening in a shooting that unfolded in a Tennessee high school stadium parking lot after a football game, one of two shooting incidents at schools reported last week.
The Tennessee shooting occurred after a fight broke out outside the stadium at Haywood High School in Brownsville.
A 16-year-old teen was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment. One victim was reportedly shot in the back, and a second was shot in the foot. Both have since been released from the hospital.
Meanwhile, police in Alaska arrested a 26-year-old man last week following a shooting that reportedly unfolded in an elementary school parking lot in Anchorage and left one man injured. The shooting outside Denali Montessori Elementary School at about 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 3 reportedly unfolded after the suspect dropped a student off at the school.
Police called the incident a “domestic dispute” and said the school was not a target. The suspect was charged with assault and misconduct involving a weapon.
In 2018, at least 44 people have been killed and 86 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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