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Kaitlin Washburn

Kaitlin Washburn

Kaitlin Washburn covers gun violence for The Star as a 2020 Report for America corps member. She is a Missouri School of Journalism graduate and was previously a reporter covering agriculture in California.

‘We should be doing more’: In St. Louis and KC, fixing vacancy reduces gun violence

By: and - August 1, 2021

ST. LOUIS At first, Chassidy Howard thought she was hearing fireworks. Then she felt the pain in her leg. It was excruciating — she had been shot. Howard fell down behind a car and listened to her grown son Buddy call out from down the street. “Mama, mama, I’ve been hit! I’ve been hit!” Buddy […]