This story is a collaboration between WBEZ’s Reset and The Trace, a nonprofit journalism outlet devoted to covering gun violence in the U.S.
More than 30,000 Chicagoans have been shot in the last decade. And five of every six survive.
But while much of the attention from the media, law enforcement, city leaders and the public is on homicides, there is another hidden epidemic: the trauma of surviving.
Survivors face physical, psychological and emotional trauma, but the road to recovery is often one with little to no help.