Gun Violence Seen Through the Eyes of Children
This meticulously reported series offers a ground level, panoramic view of the devastating and profound impact of gun violence on children's lives. The results, at once harrowing and revelatory, provide a fresh and compelling look at one of the most pressing issues of our time. Judges called this package a "remarkable series spanning multiple events of violence, each examined with unflinching clarity and emotional rawness." Originally published by The Washington Post between April - December, 2017.
‘Did your father die?’
For a second-grader, gunfire, school lockdowns, then the worst violence of all
Twelve seconds of gunfire
In tiny Townville, S.C., first-graders are haunted by what they survived — and lost — on a school playground
‘Let this boy make it'
He’d been shot at 15. Now, amid Chicago’s relentless gunfire, he had one goal: Stay alive.
Children under fire
Almost two dozen kids are shot every day in the U.S. This 4-year-old was one of them.
The wounds they carry
For six teens at a Las Vegas high school, homecoming week started with a country music concert.
‘I want it to stop’
At 15, Ruben Urbina couldn’t bear his depression and anxiety anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat.