Shot and Forgotten

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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.

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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

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Lead Reporter

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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

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