Dreams About Being Shot

Did you know thousands of people a month search google to find an answer why they were shot in their dreams. These realistic and unfortunate vivid dreams have a tendency to shake you up for a reason, implying you have just received a warning of a threat.

So where is this so called perceived threat coming from? Well being shot in your dream suggests a variety of different interpretations, however you will receive little hints that paint the larger picture

Remember the symbolic nature of these sorts of dreams depends on who is shooting you, the location of where the bullet penetrated, or if you survived being shot – this is why being shot in the head will translate differently then being shot in the back.

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Your dream paints a picture of a gun and bullet, though this image has nothing to do with an actual gun attack, but rather being associated with some sort of  altercation that will put you as the direct target. Now you need to figure out who is the shooter in your life?

Dreams Of Being Shot In Dream 

Since dreams have an tendency to use metaphors to integrate the meaning of the dream it is important to gather as much information as possible. usually if the shooter remains faceless it shows this danger will be unknown to you, perhaps an attack that remains unconscious to you – or – the shooter is a manifestation of your dark side “shadow” that is now targeting you.

The bullet that targets a specific place on the body becomes a clue to help you break down the meaning. Why? Because being shot in the foot would be metaphoric for you movement and progress, whereas your heart connects to your emotions.

Often times in dreams the dreamer is shot at but not hit implying they would avoid this conscious or unconscious attack.

  • painful and hurtful emotions
  • slow down or halt in progress
  • anger and hate
  • hostility and vengeance
  • specifically targeted
  • direct attack

Wait, Why Am I The Shooter?

The shooter could be a mirror image of you. The unknown dangerous aspects of your personality hidden below the mask that you are unaware of.  This could be anger, hostility or hate repressed and is being expressed in the dream.

People who could be to agreeable in life might be fulfilling the aggressive side of their personality.  These dreams are incorporating the shadow side of the dream to represent a need to integrate that aggression in your daily life.

Dream Of Being Shot in Back

You couldn’t get any more metaphoric than this. Have you ever heard the term he stabbed me in the back, referring to deceit and ill will. Well this is not to far removed. Dreaming of being shot in the back suggests this attack will catch you of guard when you are not expecting, perhaps someone close to you will make this move.

Dream Of Being Shot In Heart

The Heart is commonly know to connect the dreamer to love and emotions that will be under attack. The heart is known for compassion and understanding, life-giving and complex; the heart is synonymous with affection.

Dream Of Being Shot In The Hands

Hands are used for our ability to function and the most used on the human body. Being shot in your hand in your dream often relates to an attack on your strength, expression or work related. Depending if the hand is left or right alters the meaning of the dream, see HAND dreams for more information.

Being Shot In Neck or Throat Dreams

Interestingly enough being shot either in the neck or throat usually connects the dreamer to communication and speech. Something is being directly targeted to handicap your voice from being heard. Who or what could this be? In some case this might be an unconscous attack or block on your throat CHAKRA.

Dreams Of Being Shot In The Head

What do you think the head is used for? Ahh yes critical thinking, who you are (ego) the the seat of vital energy, the active principle of the whole individual. THis is now under attack by someone or something. Do you know who or what it might be?

Dreams Of Being Shot In Leg or Foot

In our dream FEET becomes symbolic of your movement, stability and balance in your life. Whenever our feet or legs are shot in our dreams it represents a direct attack on your progress, weaknesses and mental stability in your life – a symbol that might emerge related to relationships, health, emotions.

Shooting In War Dream

Dreaming being in a gun battle suggests internal/external conflict that needs to be solved. Two sides at war trying to win, good vs bad.  Keep in mind due to the global web we are bombarded with countries going to war so be mindful if you have just watched the news before bed.

School Shooting Dream Meaning

School shootings seem to be more and more common in this generation than ever before.  An unconscious threat knowing that it could happen to the dreamer at school.

Shot By Police Dream

Whenever the dreamer is shot by POLICE it suggests a halt or setback from  people of authority in our life’s. Being shot by the police may also hint at wrong doings or guilty actions that has now been made conscious. After the police comes the judge that might symbolise being metaphorically locked up until time served.

Bullet & Sexual Connotation

Sigmund Freud suggested that any symbol such as a knife or bullet  could relate to a desire to penetrate. Perhaps related to a painful sexual process thus making the element unconscious to the dreamer.

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Kyle
Kyle
10 months ago

Last night, my dream consisted of my dog and I going to the grocery store late at night for my mother’s valentines present. Two shooters held the store hostage, and I didn’t realize until the younger one had me pinned face down with a gun on my spine about mid-back (I can still point to the exact vertebrae). The trigger squeezed; no bullet came out, to the shooter’s surprise. The rest of the dream, I hid from the shooters’ wanting to make up for the faulty shot. A store clerk checked on me, and gave me a med pack to… Read more »

Kyle
Kyle
Reply to  The Dreamer
10 months ago

The shooter could be a ton of folk/situations. Divorce, familial medical declines, bankruptcy, etc all happening right now.

Movement of the whole body is FULLY connected to my having severely had COVID, followed by pneumonia, and a plethora of treatments to try and kick it. Now I’m struggling to be typically active for day-to-day things, let alone pursue running and working in the yard like my typical before the ordeal.

Kyle
Kyle
Reply to  The Dreamer
10 months ago

It just threw me with the shot not going off, and the time being so distinctly identifiable.

nkosi
nkosi
10 months ago

i dreamt i was shot on my chest twice since the shooters gun ran out of bullets or rounds as he was still pressing the clip trying to shoot me and i survived as their took me to hospital just to remove the bullets

Kim
Kim
10 months ago

I had a dream that I walked into my parents house as it was being robbed. The robber had a sense of familiarity but I don’t know who he was. He saw me and grabbed my dad gun, he doesn’t really own a gun but he did in the dream, then shot me straight in the stomach. And continued robbing my parents and smoking a cigar.

Last edited 10 months ago by Kim
Travis
Travis
10 months ago

I had a dream last night where I was in a gun fight. It was crazy gun fire but once it was over I stood up and was shot in the back three times by a stranger. I couldn’t go to the hospital, everyone said I was fine but I was bleeding bad. I keep touching the spot on my back which was soaked with blood, but my family shrugged it off.

Crystal Jones
Crystal Jones
11 months ago

I had a really weird dream where I had just graduated high school. I was walking home with my friend until we realized we lived in separate directions and we split up. As I was walking home a guy who I have never seen in a purple hoodie with long dreads opened fire on a group by a red car. I tried to hide under a small tree that had fallen. I remembered thinking I would be safe because he wouldn’t see me and I wasn’t the target but he shot me point blank in the head twice. I didn’t… Read more »

Jake F.
Jake F.
11 months ago

I had a dream last night where I was inside at the door of a good guy facility when a bad guy from earlier in the dream ran in and shot me in the chest 3 times. I screamed for help but then I fell. People rushed to help me but weird enough I didn’t feel pain, I just felt a slow constricting of my chest that made it harder to breath. I “woke up” in a room but not a hospital and I still didn’t feel pain but the constricting was slowly getting worse. People I cared about and… Read more »

Jake F.
Jake F.
Reply to  The Dreamer
11 months ago

No, I haven’t really been afraid of covid. I got it in February when I thought it was just a flu. Is there anything else it could be?

Marissa A.
Marissa A.
11 months ago

I has a dream earlier this week where my English teacher shot me in the back 111 times. Police came to help me, I felt really bad for not wearing a mask. When I got to the hospital, the nurses in the front asked for my pain level and I said 0-2 out of ten and they sent me home saying that they had seen this sort of thing all the time. Then I looked at my back to see the bullet wounds and I was not bleeding, but there were large bumps, almost like cysts that covered my back… Read more »

Josephine H.
Josephine H.
1 year ago

I had this dream a few days ago. I dreamed I had been shot by a faceless person.. The dreamed started off with me sun bathing on a lounge chair on top of a tower like structure. The tower was made of wood. The structure felt like on that deals with water, but I am not sure. Anyways, I remember people below me walking on the ground, sort of a carnival scenery. I heard gun shots and so I covered myself with a blanket. It was a light blue color blanket and I used it to cover myself over my… Read more »

Aaliyah Allen
Aaliyah Allen
1 year ago

I can’t remember everything, but the most significant part of my dream was when i was in truck of a car hiding from the shooter. There was one person from work there with me, but the other people were faceless. The shooter was outside the car trying to look in, and even started shooting at the car. But then he got into the car and shot us all. I got shot in the head, but somehow I was looking at everyone else being shot too. Maybe this is because I’m leaving my job due to an undesirable work environment.

Chloe
Chloe
1 year ago

I had a dream that I was in bed and people above me started to shot I was alive but there was no blood I got shot in my leg and back it’s a bit fuzzy but I was trying to escape in a helicopter and when I called the police they didn’t come

aizek einaru
aizek einaru
1 year ago

I had a dream myself and two relatives were shot by a young boy. I survive getting shot and get up and I start looking for the boy and he is getting ice cream. I hold him down until police come and arrest him. I’m crying to the officers. In a earlier part of a dream someone said they would kill me and I was with my relative that got shot.

Jordan Oppegaard
Jordan Oppegaard
1 year ago

I keep having the same dream almost every other night for the last month.. It tends to be hard to remember the most part, however the bits i do remember are vivid and hard not to think on after waking in panic. These parts include jumping from one room to another as an attempt to dodge incoming gun fire from an unknown attacker, only to look up from the floor to see the second attacker as he executes me. One shot to the back of my neck, i go down, then he turns to walk away, he looks back and… Read more »

Daniel Derry
Daniel Derry
1 year ago

In my dream, me and my friend got pulled over by a cop, this part is a bit fuzzy, but he got handcuffed and I went to get my money from his house. The cop followed me to the house, as I got inside, he barged inside the house too, with my friend still handcuffed. I was filled with anger because he said something hurtful to my friend, so I pushed the cop from behind, he fell on the ground, hit his head, and I ran to my old car. I was trying to start my car but couldn’t put… Read more »

Daniel Derry
Daniel Derry
Reply to  The Dreamer
1 year ago

The cop wanted to take my friend to jail and so he arrested him, it was unclear why, but the cop also had no significance in my life. I am in law enforcement, but the cop looks nothing like me.

Resa
Resa
1 year ago

I had a dream this morning that me and my wife were playing with our friends just being our usual goofy selves and then it started to rain and my wife went to go play in the rain like a big kid and I wasn’t sure of I wanted to play in the rain also so I decided to go in the house to change my clothes and go play with them in the rain in my dream we lived over what looked like a lounge and there was some guys there that were tussling with the cops and I… Read more »

Mary
Mary
1 year ago

I had a dream my family was experiencing a home robbery and so we pretended to be asleep in the room by the front door. Right before we laid down we saw them approaching from outside the window, it was a group of young boys. We hear them going through every room and assume we are safe physically and at the end of their raid someone starts shooting at us, I was hit on my lower right back, felt the pain and woke up

Kat
Kat
1 year ago

I had a dream that I got shot in my lower right abdomen and I ran and tackled the shooter. Then I was standing there with my family still alive. After defeating the attacker. The part kinda skipped to each other like there was a between moment but I didn’t see it.

Rowan Dube
Rowan Dube
1 year ago

I had a dream that my boyfriend and I were in a grocery store and suddenly he said “we have to go to the car but keep your head down” and we rushed to the car. Then he told me to get down on the floor in front of my seat and he started driving and explained to me that there was someone with a gun that came into the store. He backed up and had to stop for a second and I made eye contact with the shooter and he shot at us. It went through the window and… Read more »

Jellyfish
Jellyfish
1 year ago

I had a dream about being shot in my right calve while going up the stairs. It was a burglar (a stranger) who seemed to test how strong the glas was by shooting at it before smashing it in. I went to my parents bedroom & told them to call 911. He never came up. Only took laptop and my jewelry. I forgot about my wound until the police came. The bullet was almost all the way through but when the cop turned my leg the bullet just fell out. I could keep walking and barely felt it. I never… Read more »

Jackson
Jackson
1 year ago

I had a dream that I was somewhere unfamiliar, possibly a place for outings and gatherings, somebody had become aggressive and shot a few people and took hostages, I made a slick attempt to move a handgun towards me with my foot which happened to be under the table, I got it and shot at the assailant to no success, he took the gun from me and did nothing to punish me, I made another attempt and got a rifle I shot him and again no effect, he then shot me but I survived the hit and was still moving,… Read more »

Misty Kropp
Misty Kropp
1 year ago

I had a dream that my husband was shot in the head. There was a dead body in the room and a hole in a wall that was in the middle of the room, i could walk around the wall if i wanted but the shooter (idk who it was) clearly murdered the person on the floor and then shot my husband as well. The bullet didn’t kill him right away, in fact i was calling 911 and the call was dropped and when i called back the operator called the person who owned the building (who it turns out… Read more »