Epidemiology of Mass Shootings

This week, news of a mass shooting at a New York City subway station rippled through the nation. This crisis resulted in 10 firearm injuries, 5 of which were critical. The suspect eventually turned himself in to the authorities. Other than these few details, I won’t pretend to know more about this case. But, we are starting to gather robust population-level data on mass shootings in the U.S. and patterns are starting to emerge.

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