Philadelphia suffers a mass shooting every three months

Researchers looked at 14,217 shooting victims in Philadelphia from 2005-2015

A new study published by the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicates that the daily grind of gun violence in American cities can be as demanding as having repeated mass shootings.

"The immediate burden on healthcare resources caused by multiple (firearm-injured patients) presenting within a short period of time is not limited to traditionally defined mass shootings."

Here's a breakdown with some quotes from the lead author:

Some of authors shared the study on Twitter:


Map of Philadelphia via Wikipedia

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