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Almost a Third of Mass Shooting Deaths in 2015 Were Related to Domestic Violence

Thirty-one percent of all mass shooting deaths in 2015 were related to domestic violence incidents, according to a New York Times analysis published Sunday.

The New York Times examined violent episodes in which four or more people were killed or wounded by a firearm, including the shooter. In 2015, there were 358 shootings that fit that category, which resulted in 462 dead and 1,330 injured.  

While domestic violence incidents were only 39 of the total episodes, they were responsible for 145 deaths. That’s around 31 percent of the total killings. 

The New York Times deep dive is just the latest report to find a connection between domestic violence and mass shootings.

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