Determined to walk again
"This is not the end. I will walk again," says a determined Tamara Collier, who was washing laundry at her mother's house in St. Louis when she was hit by a stray bullet from an assailant's assault rifle aimed at a police officer. The bullet went through a door before hitting Collier in the neck, paralyzing her from the neck down. There were 193 gun homicides in St. Louis in 2017, the highest in more than two decades. But police counted 2,439 reports of one or more people shot or fired at in the city through November 2017, considered first-degree aggravated assaults with a gun. That’s up from 2,132 in all of 2016.