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Op-Ed: Guns and vaping — The numbers do matter in a public health crisis

The numbers continue to rise - not just the deaths and illnesses attributed to vaping e-cigarettes - but more alarming is the number of gun deaths in the United States. Yet, in our ignorance, we are more concerned over the loss of e-cigarettes,

Matthew Fields kills wife, 2 boys, self, in Georgia mass shooting

Suwanee - A suburban Atlanta man reportedly having relationship problems shot and killed his wife and two young sons before turning the gun on himself and ending his own life on Wednesday.

California mother loses 2 sons to gun violence in past 19 days

Oakland - A California woman is now childless after both of her teenage sons were shot to death on the streets of Oakland within the past 19 days.

'Hero' teen who saved children shot dead in Indiana

Noblesville - A teenage girl known as a hero in her Indiana hometown for saving two children who fell through the ice at a local reservoir has died in what appears to be a tragic shooting accident.

San Francisco man allegedly kills another for his PlayStation 4

San Francisco - A San Francisco man is behind bars, accused of shooting dead another young man for his Sony PlayStation 4 last Sunday afternoon.

Pregnant teen shot dead in Charlotte

Charlotte - A pregnant North Carolina teenager was shot dead as she slept on her couch in a crime-plagued area of west Charlotte early Wednesday morning.

Autopsy: Renisha McBride shot in face; still no charges filed

Dearborn Heights - The medical examiner's report on the death of a Detroit teen earlier this month found that the young woman died from a shotgun blast to the face.

Father charged after 2-year-old fatally shoots herself

Fayetteville - The teenage father of a North Carolina toddler who shot herself to death with a loaded handgun he left under a sofa has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.

15-year-old shot dead blocks from Obama's Chicago home

Chicago - A 15-year-old Chicago boy was found shot to death in a backyard Monday night just four blocks away from President Barack Obama's home on the city's South Side.

Man shoots himself to death at NRA-sponsored NASCAR race

Fort Worth - A Texas man used a gun to commit suicide on Saturday during a NASCAR race sponsored by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

9-year-old Oregon girl accidentally shot dead by mom's boyfriend

Oregon City - A 9-year-old northern Oregon girl has died after being accidentally shot by her mother's boyfriend while he was handling a pistol.

Teen bystander at Philly playground fight dies from gunshot wound

Philadelphia - A popular student at a Philadelphia high school died after being shot by a gunman who opened fire during a playground fight.

13-year-old Florida girl killed in apparent accidental shooting

Jacksonville - A 13-year-old north Florida girl is dead from what police are calling an apparent accidental shooting on Saturday afternoon.

7-year-old Kansas boy dies after accidental shooting

Salina - A 7-year-old central Kansas boy has died a day after accidentally shooting himself in the head while handling a pistol with his father and brothers.

6-year-old NJ boy accidentally shot by 4-year-old friend dies

Toms River - A 6-year-old New Jersey boy who was accidentally shot in the head by his 4-year-old friend on Monday has died in a Monmouth County hospital.

Tennessee deputy's wife killed by 4-year-old child handling gun

Lebanon - A 4-year-old boy shot and killed the wife of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy on Saturday after the child found and accidentally fired a loaded handgun.

West Virginia sheriff shot dead outside county courthouse

Williamson - A West Virginia sheriff was shot dead near a county courthouse on Wednesday. The suspected gunman, who was shot while fleeing, is in police custody.

10-month-old baby accidentally shot dead by dad in hotel room

Nashville - A 10-month-old baby boy was shot dead by his father in an apparent accident in a Tennessee hotel room on Thursday evening.

6-month-old girl shot in Chicago drive-by dies

Chicago - A 6-month-old infant who was shot along with her father on Chicago's South Side on Monday has died of her injuries in a local hospital.

Chicago teen mom shot on same day sister attends Obama gun speech

Chicago - A young Chicago mother was shot to death just hours after her younger sister attended President Barack Obama's speech condemning gun violence.

Kentucky man charged in accidental shooting death of 3-year-old

Paducah - A Kentucky man has been charged with manslaughter after he allegedly killed his girlfriend's 3-year-old son in an accidental shooting.

3 dead after Denver mom allegedly shoots kids, herself

Denver - A Colorado mother allegedly shot her three children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself in the family's Denver home early Wednesday morning.

13-year-old Michigan girl accidentally shot dead by brother, 14

Ovid - A 13-year-old girl from southern Michigan is dead after being accidentally shot with a shotgun by her older brother on Saturday afternoon.

Texas man allegedly shoots couple dead over dog poop

Dallas - A Texas man allegedly shot and killed a couple in a neighboring apartment because he was angry that they dumped dog droppings outside his home.

Florida father forces wife to watch him kill 2 sons

Boynton Beach - A South Florida man forced his wife to watch as he murdered their two children before shooting himself to death on Saturday.

3-year-old boy shot dead in South Carolina

Greenville - A 3-year-old boy was shot to death in a Greenville, South Carolina apartment Friday evening in what police are calling a tragic accident.

4-year-old boy shot and killed in Akron

Akron - Police in Akron, Ohio are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was shot while riding in a car with his father on Wednesday morning.

4-year-old Kansas City girl shot by her 6-year-old brother dies

Kansas City - A 4-year-old Missouri girl shot in the head by her 6-year-old brother earlier this month has been removed from life support.

16-year-old Oregon girl shot dead; suspect also dead

Tillamook - A teenager was found shot to death along an Oregon highway and the man suspected of killing her was found gravely wounded of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

NM teen allegedly shoots, kills 5 people, including 3 children

Albuquerque - A New Mexico teen has been arrested and charged with murder after allegedly shooting dead 5 people, including 3 children, in an Albuquerque home on Saturday.
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