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Most Mass Shootings Occur Within A Mile of a School or a Place Where Children Live, Learn and Play

Published on in CHOP News

Once random and rare, today mass shootings are relatively common, often high-profile events that lead to catastrophic outcomes for both victims and witness bystanders. A new research letter published today in JAMA Pediatrics from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shows that one in five mass shootings occurs within a block of a school and more than 90% occur within a mile of a school or place where children gather.