Chicago Gun Violence Explodes Over July 4 Weekend (Video)

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By: / July 8, 2013

Chicago gun violence is on the rise, and the holiday weekend was one of the deadliest yet.

Twelve people were killed by gun violence in Chicago over July 4 weekend, with more than 70 injured in shootings. Moreover, the city has now eclipsed 200 gun murders for the year, with another six months to go.

Chicago gun violence and gang activity has contributed to the hip-hop culture of the city, where rappers like Chief Keef have emerged from some of the most dangerous streets in America.

Learn more about Chicago gun violence and what police plan to do to combat this growing trend in the video.