#NotAnAccident Index

At Least 532 Child Shootings in 2015At Least 532 (Injury: 326, Death: 206) 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 532 Child Shootings in 2015At Least 532 (Injury: 326, Death: 206) 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
1/16/2017 Decatur, GA 9 M WATL
1/14/2017 Seminole, FL 17 M WFLA
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
12/17/2016 Chicago, IL 9 M Chicago Sun-Times
12/17/2016 Waco, TX 15 M Waco Tribune
12/16/2016 Redmond, UT 3 M The Richfield Reaper
12/12/2016 College Station, TX 17 M The Daily Progress
12/06/2016 Mableton, GA 14 F WSB-TV
12/05/2016 Williston, ND 3 M Williston Herald
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
11/10/2016 Gaston, NC 2 M WALB
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
9/06/2016 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