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Gunshots Kill 41 County Residents In 4 Months

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gunshots killed at least 41 residents from 18 towns in the northeastern Ohio county that includes Cleveland during the first four months of 2014.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the Cuyahoga County medical examiner says 24 of those deaths were homicides and 17 were suicides.

The media group reports 20 of the county residents who died lived in Cleveland. But the shooting fatalities also included residents of several suburbs.

Those who died ranged in age from 5 to 97. One suicide of a Cuyahoga County resident was committed in Geauga County. The rest of the fatal shootings occurred in Cuyahoga County.

The media group reports that 57 percent of the suburban shooting deaths were ruled suicides. Seventy-five percent of Cleveland residents’ deaths were ruled homicides.

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