LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada came out near the bottom in a comparison of the rate of accidental fatal shootings involving children nationwide.
A study by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network found three cases in the Silver State involving minors ages 17 and under among more than 1,000 incidents during a 2½-year span examined by the nonpartisan Gun Violence Archive.
The rate in the state was 1.04 incidents per million people — well below the national average of 3.39 incidents per million.
All three Nevada cases identified in the study were in the Las Vegas area.
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