Typically, shootings are perpetrated by young men. It was surprising when a study from 2008-2009 on stray bullet shootings found that young men were not at high risk for getting killed in stray-bullet shootings. (Stray-bullet shootings are stray bullets from violent shootouts, sport shooting, and celebratory gunfire). A majority of people struck by stray bullets are outside of the 18-34 age range, and while the vast majority of shooters are men, 40% of stray bullet victims are women. 68.2% of people hit by stray bullets were indoors during the shooting, and 81% were completely unaware of the events leading up to the gunfire.
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