In California, Stanislaus County ranks second in the state in number of child deaths by firearm in a study of data compiled by Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit group, since the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting.

Erin has been covering breaking news and crime at The Modesto Bee since 2010. She is a Humboldt State graduate and resides in Oakdale.

Phillip Reese is a data specialist at The Sacramento Bee and an assistant professor of journalism at Sacramento State. His journalism has won the George Polk and Worth Bingham awards, and he was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.