Why Some Seattle Homeless Prefer The Streets To The Shelters05:42
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Chris Fojtik and Mahealani Texeira outside Union Gospel Mission. They choose to sleep outside, rather than being separated. Most shelters don't let couples stay together at night. (Joshua McNichols/KUOW)
Chris Fojtik and Mahealani Texeira outside Union Gospel Mission. They choose to sleep outside, rather than being separated. Most shelters don't let couples stay together at night. (Joshua McNichols/KUOW)
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In Seattle, hundreds of homeless men and women live under Interstate 5 in a place called "The Jungle.” Earlier this year, three teenagers shot five people there, killing two.

In part two of his report on Seattle's homeless, Joshua McNichols of Here & Now contributor KUOW tells the story of a shooting survivor, who had been unable to get into shelters or housing. That is a reason why "The Jungle" exists, despite efforts to shut it down.

Read more on this story via KUOW

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Joshua McNichols, reporter for KUOW in Seattle. He tweets@joshuamcnichols.

This segment aired on June 14, 2016.

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