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Chicago Shooting Survivors Face Recovery With Few Resources

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Chicago Shooting Survivors Face Recovery With Few Resources

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Police tape marks off a Chicago street as officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the city's South Side on Tuesday
Police tape marks off a Chicago street as officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the city's South Side on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. An argument in a house erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, police said. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Teresa Crawford / Associated Press
WBEZ
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

By Meha Ahmad

Out of every six people shot in Chicago, five survive. But while much of the attention from the media, law enforcement, city leaders and the public is on homicides, there is a hidden crisis across the city: the trauma of surviving.

Survivors face physical, psychological and emotional recovery with little to no help.

And each shooting — deadly or not — sends shockwaves through communities. Reset teamed up with the nonprofit newsroom The Trace to help survivors of gun violence tell their stories, and share what recovery looks like without proper support.

This conversation is part one of three.

GUEST: Lakeidra Chavis, reporter for The Trace in Chicago

[This article was originally published by WBEZ.]

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