Victims Of Gun Violence In America

Seventeen-year-old Chloe was talking with friends on the street when a stray bullet hit her in the head.
Kansas City, Missouri, 2013

 

Photographer Kathy Shorr is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from her book/project ‘SHOT‘.  To see Kathy’s projects click on any image.

 

College student, Chris was struck four times in his car when a neighborhood acquaintance was trying to rob him. Harris lost a leg from the shooting. New Castle, Delaware, 2015

College student, Chris was struck four times in his car when a neighborhood acquaintance was trying to rob him. Harris lost a leg from the shooting.
New Castle, Delaware, 2015

 

James lost the lower part of his leg after talking to a rowdy guest at a birthday party. The guest, a former military man, returned to the party, placed a shotgun on Armstrong’s calf and fired. He then turned the gun on Armstrong’s friend, killing him. When he put the gun to the head of a second friend, it jammed. Bozeman, Montana, 2013

James lost the lower part of his leg after talking to a rowdy guest at a birthday party. The guest, a former military man, returned to the party, placed a shotgun on Armstrong’s calf and fired. He then turned the gun on Armstrong’s friend, killing him. When he put the gun to the head of a second friend, it jammed.
Bozeman, Montana, 2013

 

After leaving her shift at a Holiday Inn around 11:00 pm, Cori got in her car to drive home. Headed for the freeway, she stopped at a red light. In the next second Romero was shot in the neck. The shooter then drove off. Fort Collins, Colorado 2015

After leaving her shift at a Holiday Inn around 11:00 pm, Cori got in her car to drive home. Headed for the freeway, she stopped at a red light. In the next second Romero was shot in the neck. The shooter then drove off.
Fort Collins, Colorado 2015

 

SHOT 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America

SHOT features 101 shooting survivors from across the USA. The participants are from all races, many ethnicities, and ages 8-80 from high and low profile shootings.  The majority of portraits are taken at the location of the shootings. SHOT is not meant to be divisive; the project includes gun owners as well as an NRA member.  Gun violence affects all of us.

 

Megan was shot through the pelvis with an AK-47. Stopping to drop someone off, the car she was riding in was besieged by a hail of bullets. She lay on top of a toddler who was also in the car to protect the child. Hobson now walks with a limp. A gang initiation is believed to be the motive. Miami Gardens, Florida, 2012

Megan was shot through the pelvis with an AK-47. Stopping to drop someone off, the car she was riding in was besieged by a hail of bullets. She lay on top of a toddler who was also in the car to protect the child. Hobson now walks with a limp. A gang initiation is believed to be the motive.
Miami Gardens, Florida, 2012

 

After stating that he planned to kill her, Marlys was shot through the heart by her husband of 41 years. Canoga Park, California, 1999

After stating that he planned to kill her, Marlys was shot through the heart by her husband of 41 years.
Canoga Park, California, 1999

 

During his freshman year at the University of Washington, Scott worked part-time in a record store. Three robbers entered the store and one of them shouted something. As he turned to the man, the thief fired, hitting Hayashi in the abdomen. He is now the Episcopal Bishop of Utah. Tacoma, Washington, 1972

During his freshman year at the University of Washington, Scott worked part-time in a record store. Three robbers entered the store and one of them shouted something. As he turned to the man, the thief fired, hitting Hayashi in the abdomen. He is now the Episcopal Bishop of Utah.
Tacoma, Washington, 1972

 

Blues singer and activist Courtney was shot in the face by her boyfriend. He received four years for her attempted murder and seven years for firing at a police officer who had arrived on the scene. He is eligible for unconditional parole in 2019. Arcadia, California, 2010

Blues singer and activist Courtney was shot in the face by her boyfriend. He received four years for her attempted murder and seven years for firing at a police officer who had arrived on the scene. He is eligible for unconditional parole in 2019.
Arcadia, California, 2010

 

Joe has been shot in three separate incidents: twice while driving his bus and once while standing on a street corner talking to a friend. His son was killed by gun violence. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1987, 1984 and 1982

Joe has been shot in three separate incidents: twice while driving his bus and once while standing on a street corner talking to a friend. His son was killed by gun violence.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1987, 1984 and 1982

 

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See also:

http://www.shotproject.org/

The book SHOT will be published by PowerHouse Books in Spring 2017.

By Kathy Shorr

 


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