In Chicago, the number of gun violence homicides is skyrocketing, and police are unable to keep up with the caseloads. Left behind are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, and uncles sharing the unbearable ache of the deepest loss.
With Shattered Hearts we aim to tell the stories of those who have been unheard and left in the dark, alone with their pain. All these families haven't received justice and their cases remain unsolved. The eyes of a mother reveal the torment of losing a child. Nonetheless, fighting for justice is what drives them to get out of bed every day.
Alexandria, Christopher, MJ, Kaylyn, and all the other victims touched hearts while they lived and were unconditionally loved. Each of them had bright futures ahead, with aspirations to do good in life. In the wrong place at the wrong time — their lives taken for no reason. Unpredictable. Shattered Hearts raises awareness of the far-reaching consequences of gun violence and of all the ways that impact the physical, mental, and emotional health of millions of people in American cities.