Will Thomas spent years being angry after he was gunned down in a Cincinnati street and left paralyzed from the waist down. Now he’s ready for a change.
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.
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.
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.