Episode | #046

The cost of a single bullet

Who is bearing the cost of these actions, when these kids do actually make decisions. And you know it comes down to the person, the victim. You know you get victimized once again.”

Over a hundred people have been killed by guns in Milwaukee this year. But nearly five times that many have been shot and survived. We often don’t think about them, their recovery, and what it costs. One victim of gun violence, a man who was shot during a botched carjacking, shared his story with us.

Claudiare Motley still has scars on his neck after a teen shot him on June 21, 2014 during an attempted carjacking. Motley estimates the resulting medical bills, lost wages and travel costs for medical appointments and court hearings have cost him about $80,000 out-of-pocket. Motley is pictured here in downtown Milwaukee on Oct. 14, 2015.

Mike De Sisti | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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