Chicago’s deadly summer: guns, gangs and the legacy of racial inequality


In a city torn by gun violence, many say the crisis is inseparable from a history of segregation and systemic neglect

A young black woman in shorts and a cropped white top decorated with a purple sequined dollar sign spins and pouts for her own camera as a rapper sings “you ain’t gonna see me fall”. Then the shooting starts.

More than 30 shots rattle from what sounds like at least one semi-automatic gun as the video degenerates into blurred images of grass and concrete while the woman holding the camera phone runs for her life. Within a minute she is inside an apartment – she has a leg injury and a distressed cry can be heard: “My babe has been shot!”

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Author: Droolin' Dog News Team