Teen Killed in Shooting Outside North Las Vegas High School; At Least 44 Killed and 82 Injured by Guns at Schools So Far This Year
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An 18-year-old man was killed in a shooting Tuesday afternoon on the campus of a North Las Vegas high school in what police said appeared to be a targeted attack. Officials didn’t say whether the victim was a student at the school.
The shooting unfolded at about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday on the edge of the baseball field outside Canyon Springs High School. The victim died at a local hospital. Police recovered a weapon at the scene, but a suspect has not been identified. School had already been dismissed for the day, but about 400 students and staff were still on campus and many were participating in athletics and other activities.
In 2018, at least 44 people have been killed and 82 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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