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Shootings In Chicago Add To 'Murder Capital' Label

Gun violence in Chicago isn’t letting up. More than 40 people were shot this past weekend, leaving many looking in search of a way to stop the violence. Time.com has the story:

At least nine people were killed and at least 36 wounded in Chicago over the Easter weekend, prompting a newly formed federal unit to step in to help tackle the city’s pervasive culture of gun violence.

Five of the victims were children between 11 and 15 who were playing in a park next to an elementary school, the Chicago Tribune reports. The youngest had just returned from church and shared Easter dinner with relatives when a car pulled up and opened fire. She was struck by two bullets, one of them puncturing her lung and breaking her collarbone, leaving her in a critical condition. Read more.

Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, guests joined the host to discuss the problem of violence in the Windy City. Each offered their take on possible fixes. Listen to the conversation below, and let us know what you think: How can the city of Chicago start to address its problem of gun violence?

Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.

 

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