The Windy City's Blood Summer

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Maria Pike, 61 of Chicago, cries as she listens during an Everytown and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense event. She holds a photo of her son, Ricky Pike, who was killed at the age of 24 in 2012.
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August was the deadliest month in Chicago in nearly 20 years, with 78 homicides and over 400 people shot.

Last week, the city saw the high profile shooting of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge, a mother and cousin of NBA player Dwayne Wade. Donald Trump responded to that death on Twitter by saying Aldridge's death proved African-Americans should vote for him. He issued condolences for the death a few hours later.

But residents in Chicago are desperately wondering what can be done to de-escalate the violence on the south and west sides of their city.

Ayesha Jaco, the co-founder and current director of the organization M.U.R.A.L, Magnifying Urban Realities & Affecting Lives, discusses the Windy City's bloody summer, and what activists and officials are doing to fight gun violence.