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According to a study by the University of Michigan, more children in the United States now die from gun-related injuries than from car accidents. Researchers found that deaths from suicide, homicide and accidental shootings increased by 30% between 2019 and 2020. Car accidents had been the leading cause of death among young people since the 1950s. Drug-related deaths have increased 80% over the same one-year period, becoming the third leading cause of death among children. Black men account for 50% of all victims of gun violence in the United States
Other headlines from April 25, 2022:
- Michigan Republican Party Announces Two Official Candidates for Top State Races
- Detroit’s Greektown Casino will get a new name next month
- DIA appoints Elliott Broom its new Chief Operating Officer
- Detroiter Zwena Gray embarks on a six-week trek through the Bruce Trail in Canada (read more about Gray’s journey)