In 1965, two families gather for a leisurely Fourth of July picnic. No one expects a gun to explode in the hands of a child.
Reeling in the aftermath of two misfired gunshots are a boy who takes a bullet to the head, his parents, the parents of the shooter, two children who played a role in the shooting, and two teens whose first sexual encounter ends devastatingly. The accidental shots unleash ripples of actions and reactions that alter the lives of each.
Told from nine different viewpoints, The Shots touches on themes of security, domestic violence, traumatic brain injury, abortion, infidelity, and emotional meltdown.