At least 17 people were shot at Cincinnati’s Cameo nightclub over the weekend. O’Bryan Spikes, 27, died from his wounds. Another two were listed in critical condition. The nonprofit Gun Violence Archive said the shooting marked the ninth time that four or more people have been killed or wounded in a single incident in Cincinnati since 2013, reports The Trace. Together, these nine shootings resulted in 59 gunshot victims. All but five survived, which is a somewhat higher rate than the average. Generally, according to federal data, only one in five victims of a gun assault dies. It adds up to as many as a million-plus Americans living with gunshot wounds.
For shooting victims requiring hospital stays, the costs are steep — about $24,700 per patient, according to a pioneering study by doctors at Stanford University. Research also shows that gunshot victims are at an elevated risk for being shot again. There is much more that we don’t yet know about what happens to people after they survive a gunshot wound. The Trace has launched a survey to help it connect with more gunshot survivors and document their experiences.