Shot and Forgotten

25 Stories

The toll of America’s gun violence epidemic is usually measured in lives lost — more than 35,000 each year. Ignored, almost completely, are the many more people who are shot every year, and survive.

Featured Story

Introducing Aftermath, a New Podcast About Gun Violence Survivors

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.

By Elizabeth Van Brocklin

Latest Stories
The Art of Surviving
October 8, 2019

The Art of Surviving

Isolated by their gunshot injuries, members of a resilient New York City artists’ collective are forging new identities through poetry, music, and design.

What It’s Like to Get Shot and Survive
June 13, 2017

What It’s Like to Get Shot and Survive

For every person killed by a gun in America, two more survive their injuries. “Bullets Without Names” documents one victim’s ongoing recovery.

Lead Reporter

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

Elizabeth Van Brocklin was a reporter at The Trace from 2015 to 2019.

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