October 1, 2022

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Colorado Gun Deaths on Pace for Modern Record

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Colorado deaths by gun violence had set a record through this time last year. But 2022 is already ahead of that pace — and more than 10 percent of the victims have been children.

Through August 19 in 2021, according to the Gun Memorial website, which offers an online space to remember victims in this state and across the country as “Real people, not just statistics,” at least 103 people in this state had been killed by a firearm — the most by far for the first eight months of a year since the website’s birth in 2015.

This mark has already been surpassed in 2022. The 103rd Coloradan to be killed by a gun this year passed away on July 28, and with August 19 still three days away, the toll sits at 108. Of this year’s victims, fifteen were eighteen or younger, including George…

Michael Roberts

2022-08-16 08:35:00

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