By: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez

November 9, 2018

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After steadily declining for more than two decades, deadly shootings are rising across the country, according to a new government report.

 

The researchers also said that the number of suicides involving a firearm grew 21 percent between 2006 and 2016.

 

The report, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at gun deaths around the country and in 50 major metropolitan areas. The researchers found a rise in gun homicides in 2015 and 2016, reversing a downward trend and bringing them to a level comparable to a decade ago.