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This documentary series takes an in-depth look at eight mass shootings in the U.S., from the Aurora, Colo., theater incident to the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., and the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando. Each episode focuses on one event, explores how it unfolded and examines the lasting impact on the community and the country at large. Interviews with survivors, families of the victims, and first responders capture the terror, sorrow, courage and determination born from the life-changing tragedies.

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An exploration of the 1999 attack at a high school in Littleton, Colo., and the myths that may have inspired the active shooter phenomenon.
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A white supremacist's deadly attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and the heroic response by local police, transforms a community.
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A shooter's violent path through Santa Monica, Calif., leads to a deadly confrontation on a college campus; an examination of the shooter's mental health.
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A community is left devastated and traumatized by the shooting at Pulse Nightclub.
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Stories of loss and heroism during the 2013 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard; the shooter's sister recounts her brother's descent into violence.
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The city of Charleston, South Carolina is ripped apart by a shooting at a historic church; in the aftermath, the community is divided by the idea of forgiveness.
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The 2015 shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. brings out a massive response from law enforcement, while a shocked community responds to homegrown terrorism.
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Survivors and first responders recount the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.; a grieving family challenges the media.

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