Bloody August Sees More Than 400 Shot In Chicago

Chicago Crime Scene
A sign that reads "Stop Killing Your Brothers" is displayed from a tree as Chicago Police officers hang yellow crime scene tape where a man was shot multiple times as he sat in a vehicle July 27, 2016 in Chicago. Joshua Lott / Getty Images
Chicago Crime Scene
A sign that reads "Stop Killing Your Brothers" is displayed from a tree as Chicago Police officers hang yellow crime scene tape where a man was shot multiple times as he sat in a vehicle July 27, 2016 in Chicago. Joshua Lott / Getty Images

Bloody August Sees More Than 400 Shot In Chicago

Today Chicago’s police superintendent moved to fire five cops involved with the fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald.

That news comes at the end of the deadliest single month that Chicago has seen in at least 19 years. More than 400 people have been shot and at least 78 killed in Chicago since August 1.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Chip Mitchell, who covers the West Side of Chicago for WBEZ.

Guest

Chip Mitchell, reporter covering the West Side of Chicago for WBEZ. He tweets @ChipMitchell1.