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11 Arizonans Killed in "Accidental" Shootings So Far This Year

11 Arizonans Killed in "Accidental" Shootings So Far This Year
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There have been at least 11 people "accidentally" shot and killed in Arizona this year.

Just this week, a 24-year-old Phoenix woman was killed after her boyfriend's gun discharged as he pulled it out of his waistband. See the details on the 11 shootings below.

See also:
-Drunk-Driving Fatality Rate Going Up in Arizona
-Arizona One of Few States Where More People Die From Gunshots Than Car Crashes

State health department statistics show that around 11 shooting deaths in a year isn't extraordinary -- it's certainly a lot fewer than the 26 in 2002.

11 Arizonans Killed in "Accidental" Shootings So Far This Year
AZDHS


2013 "accidental" shooting deaths:

12.) Manuel Ortiz

This one isn't included in the total count, since it took place on New Year's Eve, 2012. According to Phoenix police, Ortiz's sister, 19-year-old Savannah Ramirez, accidentally shot and killed Ortiz while they were posing for photos together, with a gun to Ortiz's head.


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