by Kathy Shorr
New York based photographer Kathy Shorr is traveling the country for her project SHOT to photograph 100 shooting survivors.
Sara: Shot as a 13 year old, through the forehead point blank by a man who stole her mom’s car while she was sitting and waiting. He drove her to a field and raped her then had her kneel down and count to ten before attempting to execute her. Kenner, Louisiana 1994
Ryan: Shot in the hand, losing a finger and crippling two other fingers as he sat in his car talking to his ex-girlfriend. Atlantic City, New Jersey 2014
Janine: Corrections Officer, shot in the face by her husband, a Corrections Officer Captain when she told him their marriage was over. Long Island, New York 2013
Karina: Shot at the age of 16, the unintended victim of a gang revenge drive by shooting while standing with a group of friends outside of her high school in Aurora, Colorado 2010.
Shanessa: Shot by her sister’s boyfriend. Newport News, Virginia 2014 Update: April 2015- friends of the shooter, shot Shanessa again in her face and hand in an attempt to silence her testimony.
Antonius: Shot on a crowded Brooklyn street corner at 2:30 pm by a man trying to shoot his ex-girlfriend. Brooklyn, New York July, 2013
Marlys: Shot through the heart by her husband of 41 years. Canoga Park, California 1999
Scott- Episcopal Bishop of SLC. As a 19 year old, he was working part time in a record store while a freshman at the University of Washington. Three men came into the store and one shouted something to him. As he turned around to hear what the man said, the robber fired his gun, hitting him in the abdomen. He spent eight weeks in the hospital recovering.
Photographed in The Cathedral in SLC) Tacoma, Washington 1972
Taniya- Eight year old, shot by her fellow 3rd grader in their school
classroom. He found the gun in his home and brought it to school.
Augusta, Ga. 2015
Greg- Police Sergeant shot in the face during a drug bust. Augusta, Ga.
Ondelee: Shot in the face as a 14 year old by a boy who had an
argument with him at a house party. He has forgiven the shooter because he knew he could not move on if he harbored hate. His mom had to quit her job to care for him. Chicago, Illinois 2009
Rev. Ellis- Minister & Newark community activist, shot during an
armed robbery at a gas station in Atlanta, Ga. 1997