Ohio gun deaths: By the numbers

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Autopsy Results of Oregon Shooting Victims

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Editor’s note: In the wake of the Oregon District shooting that left 10 people dead, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has proposed a multi-part plan to change gun laws and bolster access to mental health services. The Dayton Daily News is digging into the various parts of his plan to assess what is politically feasible and what experts say could make a difference. Read our full report on the governor’s plan here.


The Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District, the deadliest in modern Ohio history, has brought the debate about Ohio’s gun laws back to the forefront.

A gunman killed nine people in the shooting including Megan Betts, Lois L. Oglesby, Saeed SalehDerrick R.FudgeLogan Turner, Nicholas P. CumerThomas J. McNichols, Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, and Monica E. Brickhouse.

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Here’s a look at Ohio’s firearm deaths by the numbers:

16,374 people died by gun from 2007 to 2019

60 percent of gun deaths are suicides

39.4 percent increase in firearms fatalities in 2018 over 2007

Source – Ohio Department of Health

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