#NotAnAccident Index

At Least 505 Child Shootings in 2015At Least 505 (Injury: 309, Death: 196) Child Shootings since 2015

More than two million American children live in homes with guns that are not stored safely and securely. This interactive map tracks every publicly reported incident since 2015 where a person age 17 or under unintentionally kills or injures someone with a gun.

  • Injury
  • Death

April 30, 2015

 

At Least 505 Child Shootings in 2015At Least 505 (Injury: 309, Death: 196) Child Shootings since 2015

The U.S. has one of the highest reported rates of unintentional child gun deaths in the world. And Everytown research indicates that the number of incidents involving death and injury are significantly underreported.

These aren’t accidents. They’re preventable. More than two-thirds of these tragedies could be avoided if gun owners stored their guns responsibly and prevented children from accessing them. (Read our June 2014 report, Innocents Lost: A Year of Unintentional Child Gun Deaths.)

To get a better sense of the problem’s scope, Everytown is collecting information about shootings involving children that result in death or injury.

Everytown researchers continually review press and other reports to identify all shootings in which a person age 17 or under unintentionally fires a gun and harms someone. For each identified incident, the researchers review all public records and, when necessary, follow up with local law enforcement to ascertain details about the incident, including location, type of firearm, and method of storage.

Date City, State Victim's Age Gender Source
11/28/2016 Winter Park, FL 14 M The Ledger
11/26/2016 Niota, TN 17 F WRCB
11/26/2016 Kankakee, IL 16 M The Daily Journal
11/24/2016 Philadelphia, PA 2 M WPVI
11/23/2016 Troy, WV 10 M The State Journal
11/22/2016 Anderson, IN 17 M WTTV
11/15/2016 Hubbard Lake, MI 13 F WWTV
11/15/2016 Baton Rouge, LA 1 F The Advocate
11/13/2016 Indianapolis, IN 31 F Indianapolis Star-Tribune
11/13/2016 Indianapolis, IN 4 F Indianapolis Star-Tribune
11/13/2016 Ypsilanti, MI 3 M Detroit Free Press
11/11/2016 Fort Towson, OK 18 M KOTV
11/10/2016 Antigo, WI 4 M WSAU
11/07/2016 Mt. Vernon, IN 39 M WEHT
11/07/2016 Mt. Vernon, IN 26 M WEHT
11/06/2016 Atlanta, GA 17 M WXIA
11/05/2016 Phoenix, AZ 13 F KTVK
11/05/2016 Jonesboro, GA 12 M WSB
11/04/2016 Kansas City, KS 1 M The Kansas City Star
11/01/2016 Del City, OK 4 M KFOR
10/31/2016 Clare, MI 6 F WWTV
10/31/2016 Clare, MI 5 M WWTV
10/29/2016 Norristown, PA 15 M PennLive.com
10/29/2016 Toledo, OH 3 M WTVG
10/27/2016 Kansas City, MO 3 M WDAF
10/22/2016 Cut Off, LA 17 M WWL-TV
10/17/2016 Tucson, AZ 24 F Arizona Daily Star
10/17/2016 Elkhart, IN 6 F WNDU
10/17/2016 Elkhart, IN 14 M WNDU
10/16/2016 Las Vegas, NV 4 F KSNV
10/13/2016 Muskegon, MI 1 F WZZM
10/13/2016 Waukegan, IL 3 M Chicago Sun-Times
10/04/2016 Immokalee, FL 15 M WINK
10/04/2016 Gladys, VA 3 M WDBJ
10/03/2016 Fort Worth, TX 3 M KDFW
10/03/2016 Cherryhill, PA 10 M Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
10/01/2016 McDonough, GA 1 M WAGA
9/30/2016 Milwaukee, WI 4 M ABC
9/28/2016 Avondale, AZ 5 M The Arizona Republic
9/26/2016 Norcross, GA 14 M Gwinnett Daily Press
9/25/2016 Nashville, TN 12 M KUTV
9/22/2016 Bladensburg, MD 16 M Washington Post
9/21/2016 Milwaukee, WI 9 M WTMJ
9/18/2016 Riviera Beach, FL 4 F Florida Sun-Sentinel
9/17/2016 Juneau, AK 17 M Hastings Tribune
9/13/2016 Terrytown, LA 9 M WDSU
9/12/2016 Milford, PA 2 M NBC
9/11/2016 Louisville, KY 3 M WLKY
9/10/2016 St. Louis, MO 5 M St. Louis Post-Dispatch
9/09/2016 Bakersfield, CA 14 M KBAK
9/06/2016 Terrell, TX 1 F Dallas Morning News
9/05/2016 Kalamazoo, MI 17 M WZZM
9/05/2016 Logan, UT 1 M Salt Lake Tribune
9/05/2016 Lexington, KY 15 M WTVQ
8/31/2016 Phoenix, AZ 2 M The Arizona Republic
8/31/2016 Abington, MA 11 M WCVB
8/30/2016 Nashville, TN 3 M The Tennessean
8/29/2016 Philadelphia, PA 12 F WPVI
8/29/2016 Philadelphia, PA 13 M WPVI
8/28/2016 Louisville, KY 12 M WDRB
8/25/2016 Lawrence, KS 6 M Lawrence Journal-World
8/24/2016 Beaumont, TX 4 M KBMT
8/18/2016 Chicago, IL 1 M CBS
8/13/2016 Danville, VA 3 M Danville Register-Bee
8/13/2016 Wesleyville, PA 16 M YourErie.com
8/12/2016 Mountville, PA 15 M PennLive
8/11/2016 Lexington, KY 4 F LEX18
8/07/2016 Texarkana, TX 12 M Texarkana Gazette
8/06/2016 Weiser, ID 6 M KBOI
8/06/2016 Boiling Springs, NC 17 M Gaston Gazette
8/02/2016 Marrero, LA 5 M KSLA
8/02/2016 Coward, SC 7 M WPDE
8/02/2016 Coward, SC 12 M WPDE
8/01/2016 Greenville, SC 4 M WSPA
7/31/2016 Homewood, AL 10 M AL.com
7/31/2016 Houston, TX 11 M KTRK
7/31/2016 Philadelphia, PA 4 M NBC
7/30/2016 Elmira, NY 12 M The Star-Gazette
7/27/2016 Alvin, TX 7 M KTRK
7/27/2016 Fort Worth, TX 16 M WFAA
7/26/2016 Houston, TX 5 M KTRK
7/25/2016 San Antonio, TX 17 M KSAT
7/25/2016 Dunkirk, NY 4 M WKBW
7/22/2016 Huntingburg, IN 16 M AP
7/20/2016 Savannah, GA 7 M WXIA
7/18/2016 Gaston, SC 3 F WACH
7/18/2016 Kalamazoo, MI 17 F WWMT
7/15/2016 Tallahassee, FL 16 M Tallahassee Democrat
7/15/2016 Port Orange, FL 8 M WKMG
7/14/2016 Eastpointe, MI 14 M FOX-Detroit
7/14/2016 Eastpointe, MI 14 M FOX-Detroit
7/14/2016 Houston, TX 19 M KPRC
7/14/2016 Steamboat Springs, CO 3 M Steamboat Today
7/14/2016 White Oak, AL 2 M Times Daily
7/13/2016 Louisville, KY 13 M WHAS
7/11/2016 Warlock, TX 3 M KLTV
7/11/2016 Ensley, AL 13 F WIAT
7/11/2016 Seattle, WA 2 M KCPQ
7/10/2016 Greenville, NC 3 M WNCT
7/10/2016 Rowlett, TX 12 M Dallas Morning News
7/08/2016 Alma, MI 37 M WXYZ
7/07/2016 Norfolk, VA 4 M WAVY
7/06/2016 Philadelphia, PA 14 F WPVI
7/03/2016 Lowmansville, KY 7 M WSAZ
7/02/2016 Lemoore, CA 3 F Fresno Bee
7/01/2016 Clarksville, TN 3 M The Leaf-Chronicle
6/29/2016 Philadelphia, PA 13 M CBS
6/27/2016 Phoenix, AZ 16 M The Arizona Republic
6/25/2016 Des Moines, IA 14 F Des Moines Register
6/25/2016 East Orange, NJ 4 M The Times of Trenton
6/25/2016 Cleveland, OH 8 M WKYC
6/23/2016 North Philadelphia, PA 4 F PennLive.com
6/22/2016 Indianapolis, IN 16 M WTTV
6/18/2016 Logan, UT 16 M KUTV
6/17/2016 Elgin, IA 4 M KWWL
6/17/2016 Leechburg, PA 15 M WPXI
6/17/2016 Texarkana, AR 2 M KSLA
6/11/2016 Baton Rouge, LA 20 F The Advocate
6/08/2016 Royal Oak, MI 10 M WJBK
6/08/2016 Augusta, GA 2 M The Augusta Chronicle
6/07/2016 Detroit, MI 14 M ABC
6/07/2016 Sandusky, OH 13 M Sandusky Register
6/06/2016 Hawkinsville, GA 17 M The Macon Telegraph
6/05/2016 St. Louis County, MO 9 F St. Louis Post-Dispatch
6/03/2016 Overland, MO 15 M KMOV
6/03/2016 Aurora, CO 10 M The Denver Post
6/01/2016 Pembroke Pines, FL 15 M WPLG
5/31/2016 St. Louis, MO 16 M KTVI
5/26/2016 Roanoke, VA 11 M The Roanoke Times
5/26/2016 Atlanta, GA 8 M Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5/25/2016 Seattle, WA 15 M KIRO
5/24/2016 Bennettsville, SC 14 M WPDE
5/22/2016 Denver, CO 3 M Denver Post
5/21/2016 LaPlace, LA 5 F WDSU
5/20/2016 Beverly, IL 7 F WSBT
5/17/2016 Beaumont, TX 3 M KFDM
5/14/2016 Baton Rouge, LA 3 F KSLA
5/14/2016 Compass Lake, FL 14 M Jackson County Floridian
5/13/2016 Greenville, SC 17 M Greenville News
5/10/2016 Detroit, MI 5 F WXYZ
5/09/2016 Baltimore, MD 30 M Baltimore Sun
5/08/2016 Detroit, MI 9 M The Detroit News
5/07/2016 Smyrna, TN 2 F The Tennessean
5/04/2016 Waitsfield, VT 13 M Washington Times
5/02/2016 Dallas, TX 15 M Dallas Morning News
5/01/2016 Indianapolis, IN 10 M FOX59
4/29/2016 Augusta, GA 3 F WRDW
4/29/2016 Lebanon, TN 10 M FOX17
4/29/2016 Savannah, GA 5 M WJCL
4/28/2016 Rio Rancho, NM 5 M KOB4
4/27/2016 Gladwin, MI 3 M WWTV
4/26/2016 Milwaukee, WI 26 F ABC
4/26/2016 Dallas, GA 3 M Atlanta Journal-Constitution
4/24/2016 Lubbock, TX 16 M KRGV
4/23/2016 New Orleans, LA 14 M WWL-TV
4/22/2016 Natchitoches, LA 3 M KSLA
4/21/2016 Kansas City, MO 2 F WDAF
4/20/2016 West Point, CA 14 M Calaveras Enterprise
4/20/2016 Indianapolis, IN 2 M Indianapolis Star-Tribune
4/15/2016 Jackson, MS 13 F WAPT
4/14/2016 Victorville, CA 18 M San Bernardino Sun
4/11/2016 Harrisburg, PA 17 M PennLive.com
4/10/2016 Granite Falls, NC 16 M WSOC
4/10/2016 Keenesburg, CO 12 M KDVR
4/07/2016 Savannah, GA 14 M WSAV
4/07/2016 Detroit, MI 11 M WWJ-TV
4/07/2016 Springfield, MA 15 F MassLive.com
4/07/2016 Philadelphia, PA 9 M Lancaster Online
4/04/2016 Rutherfordton, NC 11 M WLOS
3/30/2016 Port St. Lucie, FL 14 F WPBF
3/26/2016 Rigby, ID 25 M East Idaho News
3/25/2016 San Angelo, TX 7 M KXVA
3/25/2016 Memphis, TN 11 F WMC
3/23/2016 Chicago, IL 14 F ABC7
3/21/2016 Lithonia, GA 2 M CBS46
3/20/2016 Chicago, IL 7 M ABC7
3/19/2016 Cedar Rapids, IA 15 M Radio Iowa
3/19/2016 Apopka, FL 15 F WFTV
3/19/2016 Elkhart, TX 23 F KTRE
3/16/2016 Chicago, IL 14 M ABC
3/14/2016 Northland, MO 16 M FOX4KC
3/12/2016 Gwinnett, GA 6 M Atlanta Journal-Constitution
3/12/2016 Oskaloosa, IA 13 M The Des Moines Register
3/11/2016 Gwinnett, GA 12 M Atlanta Journal-Constitution
3/08/2016 St. Augustine, FL 31 F The St. Augustine Record
3/07/2016 Sacramento, CA 2 F The Sacramento Bee
3/01/2016 Sanford, FL 6 F WESH
2/29/2016 Apison, TN 3 M Chattanooga Times-Free Press
2/28/2016 Portsmouth, VA 9 M WAVY
2/28/2016 Portsmouth, VA 7 M WAVY
2/27/2016 Miami Gardens, FL 14 M Miami Herald
2/26/2016 Sunman, IN 3 M WLWT
2/24/2016 Omaha, NE 12 M NTV
2/23/2016 St. Louis, MO 15 M St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2/21/2016 Hartsville, IN 62 M FOX
2/21/2016 Philadelphia, MS 14 M The Meridian Star
2/20/2016 Kentwood, MI 26 F MLive.com
2/18/2016 Baton Rouge, LA 16 F WBRZ
2/17/2016 Suffolk, VA 3 M The Virginian-Pilot
2/12/2016 Louisville, KY 30 F WHAS
2/11/2016 Brooklyn, NY 16 M NBC
2/11/2016 Lawrenceville, GA 19 M Gwinnett Daily Post
2/06/2016 Macon, NC 14 M WLOS
2/06/2016 Forney, TX 5 M CBS
2/06/2016 Irondale, AL 9 F AL.com
2/05/2016 East Ridge, TN 16 M Chattanooga Times-Free Press
1/30/2016 Baltimore, MD 4 M Baltimore Sun
1/30/2016 Chicago, IL 17 M Chicago Sun-Times
1/30/2016 DeKalb, GA 17 M Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1/27/2016 Waldorf, MD 2 M Washington Post
1/25/2016 Crossville, TN 7 M Chattanooga Times-Free Press
1/23/2016 South Bend, IN 2 M South Bend Tribune
1/23/2016 Kokhanok, AK 5 M KTUU
1/22/2016 Boca Raton, FL 16 M Palm Beach Post
1/21/2016 Wasilla, AK 16 M Alaska Dispatch News
1/20/2016 Gainesville, GA 16 M WSB
1/20/2016 Charlestown, IN 13 M News and Tribune
1/20/2016 Flint, MI 3 M MLive.com
1/19/2016 Cypress, TX 4 M ABC13
1/18/2016 Chalmette, LA 16 F WDSU
1/18/2016 Tempe, AZ 15 M KTTU
1/18/2016 Kansas City, MO 5 F WDAF
1/16/2016 Baton Rouge, LA 17 M Baton Rouge Police
1/15/2016 Jacksonville, FL 17 M WJAX
1/14/2016 Bradenton, FL 16 F Bradenton Herald
1/13/2016 Camden, AR 18 M KARK
1/10/2016 Lumberton, NC 3 M The Fayetteville Observer
1/09/2016 Mobile, AL 16 M WTVM
1/04/2016 St. Cloud, FL 2 M WFTV
1/04/2016 Trinidad, CO 9 M Denver Post
1/03/2016 Dubuque, IA 2 M Dubuque Telegraph Herald
1/03/2016 Houston, TX 2