Nightly News   |  July 05, 2013

Violence ramps up in Chicago

The city of Chicago has been battling an epidemic of gun violence in recent days, with more than 30 people wounded in shootings since Wednesday. NBC’s Carl Quintanilla reports.

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>>> an especially violent couple of days in chicago. battling an epidemic of gun violence. citing police reports "the chicago tribune " says 8 people killed and 30 wounded in shootings since wednesday. the wounded, two boys, just 5 and 7 years old. jay den donald shot in the abdomen and leg. this morning, outside the hospital, his mother spoke.

>> why would you do something like this? why? all of these innocent people and kids, why would you do something like it makes me want to go in the house with my kids and never come out. it needs to stop. nobody gave anybody the right to play god. you just stop.

>> reporter: the boy is in critical condition. shootings were dropping in chicago in the first half