Chicago violence: gun crime reaches crisis level in ‘Chiraq’

Last week, Camiella Williams went to view the body of her old school friend Cordero Mosley. He was the 24th friend she has lost to gun violence in Chicago, a city that now goes by the unwanted nickname “Chiraq”.

“Cordero was in a car and somebody walked up and shot him in the head,” said Miss Williams, 28, an anti-gun campaigner. “I’m just numb to this now, I’ve been to a lot of funerals.