The Slatest

11-Year-Old, 7-Year-Old, Two 5-Year-Olds, and 3-Year-Old Killed by Guns Over Labor Day Weekend

The scene of 11-year-old Angela Flores’ death in Fort Worth, Texas.

Screen shot/CBS DFW

In a Wednesday post, the Bloomberg-financed gun news site The Trace notes the astounding if not unexpected fact that at least 145 Americans were killed by gunfire over Labor Day weekend. The Trace uses information from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, whose database has more details about the Labor Day victims—including the fact that five of them were 11 years old or younger:

  • Angela Flores, 11, appears to have been shot and killed in Fort Worth, Texas on Sept. 6 by her father.
  • Kevin Rodas, 7, was shot and killed on Sept. 5 by a group of individuals firing towards a party for unknown reasons in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Ramon Burnett, 5, was shot and killed during a drive-by in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 4.
  • Jesse Hall, 5, is believed to have been shot and killed in Kansas City, Missouri by his mother, who was arguing with her boyfriend, on Sept. 5.
  • Layton Cochran, 3, was shot and killed in Eutaw, Alabama during a drive-by on Sept. 4.

Per the Gun Violence Archive’s running tally, 507 children 11 years old or younger have been killed or injured by gunfire in the United States since the first day of 2015.

Correction, Sept. 10, 2015: This post originally misstated that 507 children had been killed through Sept. 9; that number is for children killed or injured.