9 episodes

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.

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    • 4.7 • 500 Ratings

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.

    Some people have a spirit of resilience

    Some people have a spirit of resilience

    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.

    • 39 min
    I wasn’t going to leave her

    I wasn’t going to leave her

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

    • 35 min
    I see ‘em every day

    I see ‘em every day

    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. 

    • 38 min
    You’re going back to East Oakland

    You’re going back to East Oakland

     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.

    • 42 min
    I was the gatekeeper

    I was the gatekeeper

     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.

    • 45 min
    It’s like two lives lost

    It’s like two lives lost

    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. 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
500 Ratings

500 Ratings

acheybrenda ,

This is important

Thank you for telling the part of the story that no one ever tells. In order to solve, or lessen gun violence we need to examine all aspects. This is the #1 biggest reason we need better gun control. These devastating, life altering stories should pull on the heartstrings. I have always been an advocate for better gun laws but the moment that really got me was Sandy Hook. After that happened and absolutely nothing was done about gun control, Americans decided it was ok that these children were shot up in an elementary school. We will just pray for the families and blame mental illness and spread conspiracy theories and do nothing. So those are my thoughts. Thank you again for doing this, it is very important.

Truecrime Christie ,

Fantastic

Yet another amazing podcast but I knew it would be as soon as I heard Amber Hunt’s voice. She is also amazing. These survivors are so strong and inspiring. Thanks to all for sharing your stories with us. Sending love ❤️ Christie

ImAmouser ,

Awesome podcast

This was one of my favorite podcasts. I loved hearing the perspective of survivors and honoring the fallen through making their story known. Amber, great job with this!!

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