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Intentional firearms injuries on the rise in Alaska

 


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – There has been a significant increase in the number of intentional firearm injuries in recent years, marking a shift from when accidental shootings were more common in Alaska, state officials said.

Dr. Frank Sacco, chairman of the Alaska Trauma System Review Committee, said the number of intentional firearm injuries has nearly doubled in the last three or four years. He said those injuries have become more common than accidental and self-inflicted gunshot wounds, KTUU-TV reported.

The spike in intentionalfirearm injuries grew faster in Anchorage than the rest of t...



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