AFTERMATH

By USA TODAY | Wondery

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Description

From the Accused podcast team, Aftermath is an episodic look at survivors of gun violence.

Two crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed in the blink of an eye. Their backgrounds, environments and stories all vary, but they share one defining truth: They’ve survived a gunshot.


Episode Date
It’s like two lives lost | 6
00:41:24

After attending the funeral of a friend, Ra’Shauna Brown was chatting with other mourners when a gunman opened fire, killing three. Police said the shooting was part of a nine-day rampage that began over a stolen bracelet. 

Jun 19, 2018
I was the gatekeeper | 5
00:45:05

 At 23 years old, Layla Bush was excited to work her first full-time job after college. Then a politically motivated gunman opened fire at her work, killing one. She remembers that the shooter looked her in the eye, acknowledging what he was doing just before he pulled the trigger.

Jun 12, 2018
You’re going back to East Oakland | 4
00:42:18

 Javier Arango can’t remember a time when his life wasn’t immersed in violence. Born in conflict-ravaged Colombia, he moved to Oakland for refuge — only to be paralyzed by a bullet.

Jun 05, 2018
I see ‘em every day | 3
00:38:34

Michael Green was just 12 years old when someone opened fire and blasted him in the arm while he played basketball near his house. Police say he still lives down the street from the alleged shooter, who was never tried. 

May 29, 2018
Some people have a spirit of resilience | 1
00:39:16

Neglectful parents, and neighbors who looked the other way, set the stage for Clai Lasher-Sommers’ stepfather to shoot her in the back when she was 13 years old.

May 22, 2018
I wasn’t going to leave her | 2
00:35:45

Best friends Carmen Alegria and Angelica Soto did everything together — and that includes saving each other from a gunman on a rampage.

May 22, 2018
Coming Soon: Aftermath
00:02:24

We hear all too often about the casualties of gun violence in America. But what about the survivors? Two crime reporters travel the country talking to people whose lives changed with the pull of a trigger. Their backgrounds, environments and stories all vary, but they share one defining truth: they’ve survived a gunshot.


May 08, 2018