Nightly News   |  December 13, 2013

Remembering young victims of gun violence

In the last year, at least 173 children under the age of 12 have died from gun violence according to original reporting and research from NBC News. Here we pause to honor each one.

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>>> finally here tonight in light of the newtown anniversary it is a sad truth that the students killed that day are not the only children whose lives were cut short by guns in the last year. at least 173 children under the age of 12 have died from gun violence in this country, according to original reporting and research by nbc news. 79 of those deaths were accidental. 47 children were victims of a murder-suicide. so tonight, as we go off the air and as this weekend's anniversary approaches, we choose to remember all of the young victims.

>> i just know she's in heaven now. i know she's in good hands with the lord.

>> i love my son so much. i don't believe that he is gone because he will always be in my heart. -- captions by vitac