US gun violence kills 3,000 in 4 months

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WASHINGTON: More than 3,000 Americans have lost their lives in gun-related violence since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in mid-December 2012, a new report says.

 According to an interactive data collection project between Slate.com and the Twitter feed, @GunDeaths, at least 3,053 people have been killed by firearms across the US over the past four months. 

The data prove that gun-related fatalities could even exceed the new figure, because @GunDeaths cannot collect all the weapon-related deaths in America. 

Meanwhile, suicides, which comprise roughly 60 percent of gun deaths, are not typically reported. 

On December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old man, identified as Adam Lanza, killed twenty children and six adults before pointing the gun at himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 

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