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Table 5 Characteristics of Children (0–14) as Shooters in all unintentional firearm fatalities

From: Children and unintentional firearm death

Age of shooter # of cases Male % male Shoot self Victim other children Victim 15–19 year olds Victim 20+
0–1 1 1 100 % 1 0 0 0
2–4 30 27 90 % 27 3 0 0
5–10 45 34 76 % 18 25 0 2
11–12 43 37 86 % 13 22 3 5
13–14 46 45 98 % 12 23 9 2
0–14 165 144 87 % 71 73 12 9
  1. Of the 21 victims over age 14, 6 were brothers, 4 parents, 2 other family, 6 friends, 1 stranger, 1 acquaintance, 1 known other