The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence announced Friday that 55 individuals died in Maryland between July 2015 and June 2016 due to domestic violence.
Thirty-two of the fatalities included the use of a gun, and at least 47 children were left behind.
Forty-two of the individuals who died were victims. 34 of them were killed by intimate partners. There were 26 women, one 17-year-old girl and 7 men. The other eight people died in domestic violence situations; a 2-year-old was killed by her father and a 14-year-old was killed by his mom's boyfriend.
On Monday, the MNADV held its 29th Annual Domestic Violence Memorial Service in Annapolis. The service remembered the 42 victims, celebrated the survivors and focused attention on changing laws to reduce domestic violence and improve victim safety.