Why Are Shootings Deadlier in Some U.S. Cities?

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Shootings are a better measure of gun violence than murders are, writes Jeff Asher for FiveThirtyEight.com. There is a lot of randomness in what happens once a bullet leaves a gun — whether someone lives or dies depends heavily on luck. Focusing just on murder leaves out all the people who could have died. And it ignores the life-changing injuries and emotional trauma . . .

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