District losses in the last week (Oct 28 – Nov 4) include a murder-suicide involving a gun. The Violence Prevention Center, a Washington-based research and advocacy organization, just completed a study on this topic.
More than 1,200 people died in murder-suicides in the United States in 2014, with 93 percent of the killers using a gun, according to a comprehensive new study by the Violence Prevention Center. The study, released to mark the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, found that 72 percent of murder-suicides were committed by an intimate partner. The majority of the victims of murder-suicides were women, and the vast majority of the killers were men.