REPORTER’S TIMELINE: What it’s like covering 82 shootings over 4 days

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The senseless gun violence in Chicago is once again in the national spotlight following a violent Fourth of July weekend.

Over 80 people were shot, 16 fatally.

Peter Nickeas, 28-year-old reporter for the Chicago Tribune covers breaking news overnight on the streets of Chicago.

More than a thousand people have been shot in the city since the beginning of the year-- Peter has the difficult job of bringing those crime numbers to life, meaning he's out on the streets at those crime scenes every night.

Peter has created a timeline of the shootings as he visited crime scenes over the Fourth of July weekend.


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  • A never ending story

    While Chicago has always been known for it’s violent behavior. Quite frankly the times we live in now make the gangster-1920’s, the 1960’s through the 1990’s look like a childrens story.
    Everyone is up in arms that these senseless acts of violence need to stop.
    However until our current mayor puts his pride aside and accepts the governors publicly stated offer earlier this week of providing Chicago the Illinois State Police to come in and help the local police and citizens take back our streets . I see only more and more violence coming, very sad. Pretty soon and I truly hope this revelation doesn’t come true, your normal everyday people may start taking these matters into their own hands. This action if arises will not help and will only cause more death, injury and shattered families. So please Mr Mayor call Pat Quinn and be humble and accept his offer and allow the Illinois State Police to start patrolling our streets. If Mr Mayor you allow the state police to help is, at the very least it will show you care more about the people who also live in the city besides yourself and your inner circle.

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