Gun violence survivors are significantly more likely to die from future gun-related violence, according to a University of Washington study, commissioned by the Seattle City Council.
Researchers studied 20,000 patients hospitalized in 2006 and 2007 in King County, WA, and found that those hospitalized for a firearm-related injury are 30 times more likely than the general population to suffer another firearm-related injury.
They are 11 times more likely to be killed by firearm-related violence, according to the study.
Those with prior gun-related arrests were 43 times more likely to be murdered during the next five years.
“One quarter of individuals hospitalized with a gunshot wound were arrested within the next 5 years for a violent or gun-related crime,” researchers wrote.
Read the full study HERE.