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Hawaii ranks low in accident shootings involving children

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By AUDREY McAVOY
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii has one of the country's lowest rates of accidental shootings involving children.

Data researched by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network shows there was one incident during the past two-and-a-half years in which a child in Hawaii was involved in the unintentional firing of a gun that resulted in injury.

That works out to a rate of less than one per 1 million people - well below the national average of 3.39 incidents per million.

Alaska led the nation with 19 incidents per million people.

The reporters analyzed data tracked by the Gun Violence Archive, an independent data collection group unaffiliated with any advocacy organization.

The figures include cases in which the shooter is a minor as well as those in which a victim is a minor.

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