August marked deadliest month in Chicago in 20 years

Labor Day violence pushes murders past 500

Five hundred people! That's the size of a small town high school in Chicago. That's the number of people who've been killed on the streets this year alone.

The Labor Day violence helped push the number of dead that high.

A former WUSA9 newsroom staffer, a producer by the name of Tenisha Taylor Bell is from Chicago.

She's trying to do something about the violence. She posted a video to her Facebook on Tuesday. 

Bell has set up a foundation to provide scholarships to Chicago's black youth in honor of her late father, Ezekial Taylor.

He was shot 34 years ago, just blocks from where first Lady Michelle Obama grew up.

In addition to her father Tenisha, has lost a grade school friend. Also a high school buddy, Ronald Hollister, a college honor roll  student who was at home on summer break.

For more information about her foundation, click here


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