Gun violence (GV) is an epidemic in the United States that disproportionately affects young people. For African American male individuals aged 15 to 24 years, GV is the leading cause of death, outweighing the 9 following most common causes combined.1 Firearm injuries represent a source of substantial disparity in death rates across urban areas. Prior studies demonstrate that the concentration of GV in small hot spots drives urban GV trends.2
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