After surviving a bullet wound, Hollan Holm responded with dark humor. But after 20 years, he stopped being able to outrun his trauma.
Have you ever thought about what it’s like to get shot?
For eight months, reporters Amber Hunt of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Elizabeth Van Brocklin of The Trace traveled the country talking to people who know the answer too well. Their backgrounds and circumstances stories all vary, but they share one defining truth: Each had their lives changed by the path of a bullet.
Aftermath tells the stories of nine of America’s hundreds of thousands of gunshot survivors. The podcast debuts on May 22, with new episodes appearing every Tuesday. Please click below to subscribe.
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.
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.
At 23, Layla Bush was excited to work her first real desk job after college. Then a gunman opened fire at her Seattle office, killing one. She was the person who buzzed him inside.
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.