Guns claim kids' lives in both urban, rural areas

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Posted: May 24, 2010 5:33 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: guns, rural, urban, kids, city, study, Pediatrics, children, Dr. Michael Nance, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A new study finds that children in America's most rural areas are as likely to die by gunshot as kids in the biggest cities.

Murders involving guns are more common among city youth, but gun suicides and accidental fatal shootings are more common among rural kids.

Dr. Michael Nance of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia led the study, published in the journal Pediatrics.

He says it debunks the myth that misuse of firearms is a big-city problem.

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