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Earlier this week, a spate of shootings in Seattle left three people dead and five more wounded in less than 48 hours. These shootings are a reminder of the persistent gun violence that continues to impact the greater area of Seattle amid the coronavirus pandemic. And according to research, the pandemic has exacerbated existing circumstances that contribute to America’s alarming rates of gun violence, particularly in Black and Latino communities in cities across the United States.
As your newsroom continues to cover gun violence during the pandemic, below is information about gun violence in Washington and the U.S.:
To speak with a Moms Demand Action or Students Demand Action volunteer about gun safety solutions, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs