Lita Herron didn't always live in a war zone. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she bought a beautiful old house across the street from a park and a church. Her husband had a stable job at Lockheed Martin, and life was good. Until one day a bullet exploded through her stained glass window. And the shootings didn't stop. She became an activist, working to stop gang violence.
Illustration by Jon Sack
Below the Ten is supported by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.