#NotAnAccident Index

At Least 555 Child Shootings in 2015At Least 555 (Injury: 340, Death: 215) 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 555 Child Shootings in 2015At Least 555 (Injury: 340, Death: 215) 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.

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
2/13/2017 St. Louis, MO 6 F AP
2/13/2017 North Charleston, SC 17 F The Post and Courier
2/12/2017 Newnan, GA 11 F WSB
2/07/2017 Shreveport, LA 11 M KSLA
2/06/2017 Fort Valley, GA 6 M Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2/05/2017 Greenup, KY 6 F WSAZ
2/04/2017 Ridgeland, SC 12 M WCBD
2/04/2017 Jacksonville, FL 4 M Florida Times-Union
2/04/2017 Jacksonville, FL 5 F Florida Times-Union
2/03/2017 Dudley, MA 11 M Telegram & Gazette
2/03/2017 North Charleston, SC 15 M WCIV
2/03/2017 North Charleston, SC 7 F WCIV
2/02/2017 Myrtle Beach, SC 3 M Myrtle Beach Online
2/02/2017 Birmingham, AL 8 M WIAT
2/01/2017 Carlsbad, NM 2 M Current-Argus
1/31/2017 Rankin, MS 1 M WLBT
1/30/2017 Earle, AR 16 M KTBS
1/20/2017 Callaway, VA 13 F WDBJ
1/20/2017 Auburndale, FL 4 M WFLA
1/17/2017 Shreveport, LA 1 M KEEL
1/17/2017 Springfield, TN 9 M WSMV
1/17/2017 Chicago, IL 5 F CBS
1/16/2017 Decatur, GA 9 M WATL
1/15/2017 Centre County, PA 12 M WJAC
1/14/2017 Seminole, FL 17 M WFLA
1/13/2017 Carthage, MO 10 F KOZL
1/11/2017 Chowchilla, CA 1 M KFSN
1/04/2017 Waxhaw, NC 30 F WSOC
1/03/2017 Pinetown, NC 6 F WNCT
1/02/2017 Hutchinson, KS 15 M The Hutchinson News
1/02/2017 Columbus, OH 12 M WCMH
12/28/2016 Valdosta, GA 16 M WALB
12/28/2016 Sanford, ME 71 M Portland Press Herald
12/27/2016 Phoenix, AZ 13 M KNXV
12/23/2016 Littleton, CO 14 M Denver Post
12/23/2016 Yarmouth, MA 3 F WCVB
12/23/2016 Cleveland, OH 2 M Cleveland Plain-Dealer
12/22/2016 Columbus, OH 2 M NBC
12/21/2016 Little Rock, AR 9 M KTHV
12/19/2016 Tucson, AZ 3 M Arizona Daily Star
12/19/2016 Coushatta, LA 8 M KSLA
12/18/2016 Columbus, OH 4 M Cleveland Plain Dealer
12/17/2016 Wichita, KS 16 F KWCH
12/17/2016 Lauderdale, MS 15 M The Meridian Star
12/17/2016 St. Petersburg, FL 17 M Tampa Bay Times