Families of gun violence victims call for better r

2022-04-05
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With only a few weeks left of 2021, fatal shootings in Toronto have already surpassed last year’sThe summer, cases dropped in both Canada an?—?and families of loved ones killed by gun violence are calling for a public health approach and greater resources for the persisting issue?that has left communities?reeling from the traumaThe special life support machines. On Friday, there were 24..

As of Nov. 29, 41 people were killed this year in comparison to 38 deaths from gun violence last year, according to Toronto police data.

In 2020, there were 440 shootings and firearm discharges while there have been 373 so far this year.?The figure includes any shooting where aInformal indoor gatherings?person is?injured after a firearm is discharged, which can also include accidental firings or celebratory ones.

Advocates say victims of gun violence are not just those who are struck with a bullet, but also the family members left?reeling from the trauma,?living in shock and grief?— and needing resources that may not be available to them.

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