- Associated Press - Friday, September 8, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia’s oldest city has a reputation for Southern charm that makes it a tourism magnet. But Savannah also bears a darker distinction - teenagers here are killed or injured by gun violence at rates far higher than in most other U.S. cities.

An Associated Press analysis of cases compiled by the Gun Violence Archive found 57 Savannah teens wounded or slain by guns from January 2014 through June of this year.

The analysis found that, with the exception of Chicago, teen gun violence in some smaller- and mid-sized cities was much higher than in the nation’s most populous cities. Savannah more than stood out with a rate that was more than double those found in the vast majority of U.S. cities with 50,000 or more people.

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