Gun violence increasing for U.S. kids

CHICAGO (AP) -- A new report says gunfire kills or injures at least 19 U.S. children each day.

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says boys and teens are the most at risk. The study involves children and teens through age 17.

Researchers looked at data from death certificates and hospitals from 2002 through 2014. Their findings underscore why researchers view gun violence as a public health crisis. The yearly toll from shootings involving children is nearly 1,300 deaths and almost 6,000 nonfatal injuries.

Most deaths result from homicides and suicides, while assaults caused most of the nonfatal injuries.