Photo Stories: • This is No Joke
"THIS IS NOT A JOKE. THIS IS MY LIFE"
When 16-year-old Jordan Jantoc brought a handgun into his house, he had no idea of the consequences it would have. He thought only one thing: This “is cool.”
On a late September evening in 2006, while showing it off to his siblings, Jordan accidentally shot and killed his brother and best friend, Michael.
The tragedy sent Jordan’s close-knit family on an unusual journey of grieving; mourning the death of one son, while facing the possible loss of another to state prison.
Photojournalist Karen Ducey followed the family for a year documenting the enormous toll that teenagers playing with guns can have on a family.
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