As officials work to keep crime levels from escalating, victims and families all across the city are living with the daily impact of gun violence, long after their stories fade from the headlines.

Among them is Jayden Grant, whose life was changed forever when he was struck by a stray bullet.

“It’s been a rough road, it’s been a rough road,” said Bessie Watson, Jayden Grant’s grandmother, who’s checking in on him via Zoom. It’s immediately clear that Jayden Grant isn’t one to complain.

“I’m good,” said Grant. “It’s been good.

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