Growing Up With Guns
More children in Florida are getting their hands on guns. And even if they don't intend to use those weapons for violence, it can have serious consequences for them and their communities. Health News Florida's Stephanie Colombini has been exploring the way guns can endanger kids' lives and futures.
Part 1: Gun Arrests
In the first part of our series Growing Up With Guns, we look at Hillsborough’s Youth Gun Offender program. It's tackling crime by offering teens mentorship, education and mental health services.
Part 2: Gun Reform
Community leaders say the recent shooting in Tampa's Ybor City highlights the need to curb gun violence among young people. Advocates are calling for more resources to combat the problem.
Part 3: Gun Victims
These parents are still struggling with grief years after their kids died in shootings. They say families affected by community violence need more support.
Part 4: Gun Wounds
Gun violence is the leading cause of death for children in the United States. And even when kids survive, there can be life-altering consequences. There’s been an increase in youth gun injuries in Florida in recent years.