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In the US, young black men with little education are 14 times more likely to die from a shooting than white men with a comparable educational attainment, according to a large study published in The Lancet Public Health journal.

The researchers looked at 106.3 million deaths, including 2.5 million from firearms, from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the US, where shootings are a big contributor to mortality for boys and men aged 15-34. The data – from 1990 to 2015 – shows that there were 855,000 deaths in Brazil by firearms; 494,000 in Colombia; and 272,000 in Mexico over the same period.