After a group of men opened fire on her and her friends in Washington, D.C., Ra’Shauna Brown had nightmares about being shot. One of the ways she took back control was to buy and master guns of her own.
Elizabeth Van Brocklin
Javier Arango remembers seeing his first dead body at the age of 4. Born in conflict-ravaged Colombia, he moved to Oakland for refuge — only to be paralyzed by a bullet.
Michael Green was just 12 years old, playing basketball near his Detroit home, when he got caught in a crossfire. He still sees one of the suspects around the neighborhood.
Surviving a shooting, or losing a loved one to a bullet, can result in a lifetime of struggle. Especially when new horrors play on a loop.
'I Think We Saved Each Other': Two Las Vegas Survivors Reflect on the Night That Changed Their Lives
Carmen Alegria and Angelica Soto traveled to Las Vegas to attend a country music festival. When the gunfire began, they relied on their bond to get out alive.
Our podcast on gun violence survivors begins with a visit with Clai Lasher-Sommers, who was shot in the back by her stepfather when she was 13 years old. Nearly 50 years later, she is still healing.
Ever imagine what it's like to be shot? Reporters Amber Hunt of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Elizabeth Van Brocklin of The Trace traveled the country talking to people who know too well.
More Shooting Victims Are Dying Before They Reach the Hospital. Researchers Think an Increasing ‘Intensity’ of Gun Violence May Be to Blame.
The researchers behind a new study describe their findings as " very concerning."
Gunshot Survivors May Be Eligible for Crime Victim Compensation. Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Apply.
A resource for shooting survivors seeking financial support.
States Set Aside Millions of Dollars for Crime Victims. But Some Gun Violence Survivors Don’t Get the Funds They Desperately Need.
“There is this money that’s just sitting there and underutilized because people don’t know about it or are unable to access it,” said one expert.
"I don't even have a primary care doctor."