SHOOTINGS KILL OR INJURE AT LEAST 19 U.S. CHILDREN EACH DAY, CDC REPORT SAYS

--MOST DEATHS RESULT FROM HOMICIDES AND SUICIDES, WHILE ASSAULTS CAUSED MOST OF THE NONFATAL INJURIES.

AMONG THE FINDINGS PUBLISHED MONDAY IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS --THE YEARLY TOLL IS NEARLY 1,300 DEATHS AND ALMOST 6,000 NONFATAL GUNSHOT WOUNDS -- MOST OF THEM INTENTIONAL.

--Most deaths result from homicides and suicides, while assaults caused most of the nonfatal injuries.
Among the findings published Monday in the journal Pediatrics: --The yearly toll is nearly 1,300 deaths and almost 6,000 nonfatal gunshot wounds -- most of them intentional.
--The annual death rate is nearly 2 out of 100,000 children -- the rate is double for blacks -- while nonfatal gunshot wounds injure almost 8 out of 100,000 kids each year.

CHICAGO (AP) — Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence. The analysis of...

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