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Welcome back to Chicago.
Here in Chicago crime of violence -- gangs have a long and infamous history together but tonight.
This city is under siege with a deadly explosion of crime violence.
Here's the front page of the Chicago sun times there have been a number of murders this -- is about a thirteen year old boy.
Who took six shots to protect a little girl.
This is big news in this city and like almost everything else in Chicago.
Politics is at the middle of it.
-- -- Mike Tobin tonight with a story from the increasingly mean streets of the windy city.
And another great.
-- -- -- A hot summer night on Chicago's south side.
Another young man lies on the ground with bullet wounds.
We have a guy shot a couple -- Both slow -- like -- shots.
More than 12100 people have been shot in Chicago this year homicides are up 39%.
Compare that to New York -- homicides are down 17%.
Los Angeles has had one less homicide than last year but fewer than 600 people have been shot.
The burden to do something falls to mayor -- man.
His initiative is to tear down abandoned buildings and clothes liquor stores.
Where gang members.
I'll be very clear to the games and the members of those games.
You'll not find shelter in the city of Chicago.
The mayor and his police superintendent have also altered their strategy from special gang fighting units to more beat officers on the street.
Drawing criticism from city Alderman.
From the Latin kings to the gangster disciples and the vice lords there are 625.
Gangs in Chicago often warring with internal factions.
There are 223.
Ongoing conflicts drug disputes.
And a never ending cycle of vendetta -- so Chicago has pioneered a database that tracks gangs in turf battles.
Even the low level gang members are entered when they pop up on the police radar link analysis shows -- affiliation and past arrests.
If a guy get shot.
Police see who his friends -- We can quickly assess conditions we can make predictions about where retaliation might be likely to happen.
Pat on the south side Sargent Tom Ryan Anderson names from this shooting in the computer.
To run in the names right now tipoff it's a gang related to.
Ever been arrested an associated with -- we have that information now this is all about what happened.
There's blood laying on the ground each of these points pieces of paper over here marks a shell casing laying on the ground there are two different caliber of bullets.
That tells you to weapons.
Probably an exchange of gunfire right here at -- location and witnesses have described a white SUV that drove away from this location.
Sony has found the vehicle going on 55 -- California and the SUV was found about a half mile away and gone under the seat and violent gangs are connected.
And anticipated retaliation.
Police now know -- to watch.
In Chicago Mike Tobin Fox News will continue to follow this story from Chicago still --
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