St. Louis ER doctor on gun violence toll
This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” on Tuesday noon hour. This story will be updated after the show. You can Listen live.
As the nation reels from the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, physician Dr. Kristen Mueller finds herself reflecting on the scale of daily gun violence in St. Louis.
“Like so many others, I am furious that we as a society continue to allow this to happen,” she said. Saint Louis live.
Working in a St. Louis emergency room, Mueller knows full well that gunshot wounds are now the leading cause of death for American children today. St. Louis’s four Level I trauma hospitals have treated more than 10,000 firearm-injured patients over the past decade.
Mueller will join Tuesday’s show to discuss evidence-based solutions to address gun violence.
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