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Physicians' group releases new recommendations to reduce gun violence

The recommendations come on the heels of a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh

A study finds many US adults, even doctors, misperceive how often gun deaths occur

CNN  — 

A wave of hate-filled gun violence has swept the United States in the past few days, and now a physicians’ group is releasing new recommendations to reduce firearm injuries and deaths nationwide.

On Saturday morning, a man sprayed bullets into a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people who were attending services, law enforcement said. Federal prosecutors have filed hate crime charges against a suspect.

Another man is accused of shooting and killing two African-Americans on Wednesday at a grocery store in Kentucky in what is being investigated as a hate crime. The incident came moments after he tried to enter a predominantly black church nearby, police said.

Both of those shootings occurred within a 72-hour period.