The 20 children shot to death inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last year account for only about a fifth of the young kids fatally shot in 2012, according to a Washington Post analysis. The survey finds that 91 children age 10 or younger were killed in deliberate shootings during the year. Of note:
- Mental illness played a role in two-thirds of the cases (including Newtown), stray bullets killed 22, and drugs had some connection in six deaths.
- Seventeen of the kids were killed by their mother and another 17 by their father.
- More than half were killed in their own home or in the home of a relative.
- The Post has a list of the young victims and more details in a graphic here.
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