Chicago teen finds escape from gun violence in funeral home
By Andrew Shepperson
DaQuan Mosley enters Leak & Son’s Funeral Homes. (Photo: Andrew Gill/WBEZ)
A Chicago teen is finding an escape from all the gun violence in a unlikely place–a local funeral home on the Windy City’s south side.
For 18-year-old DaQuan Mosley, a recent high school graduate, Leak & Sons Funeral Homes in the Chatham neighborhood offers both a refuge from gunfire and a career path, WBEZ reported.
Mosely grew up in Englewood, one of the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, where seeing dead bodies was a part of life. He said he knew people who had been shot and killed and tries to drive everywhere he goes to avoid being caught in the crossfire.
“I wish I could drive from my porch to my car every morning, but I can’t,” he said. “At night, I don’t take the garbage out because I have fears of taking the trash out. It’s in the alley. I’ve witnessed bodies in the alley just taking the trash out. When will it ever stop? Will it ever stop?”
After his grandmother’s funeral in September 2016, Mosely himself was shot at while trying to walk home with his sister. Luckily, neither was injured in the shooting.
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