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Savannah police investigate dominoes game shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police in Savannah are investigating a shooting during a game of dominoes.

Police said in a news release Thursday that 29-year-old Kareem Marquise Harris was shot around 8:47 p.m. Wednesday. The West Savannah man was taken to Memorial University Medical Center, where he had surgery.

Police say Harris was at a house in the Hudson Hill area when three men entered the yard and an argument broke out. One of the men pulled out a handgun and fired, hitting Harris.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Youth homicide rate hits lowest mark in 30 years

By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the homicide rate for older children and young adults has hit its lowest point in at least three decades.

In 2010, the homicide rate for victims ages 10 to 24 was down more than half compared to 1993. That was during an explosion in crime tied to crack cocaine.

The government report released Thursday echoes earlier findings about a national decline in murders and other crimes in the last two decades. Youths account for about a third of homicide victims.

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went back to 1981 and found youth homicide rate declines across the board — in males, females, whites, blacks and Hispanics.

However, declines have slowed in the last 10 years.

Online: CDC report.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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