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South Shore Violence Prompts Different Responses

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The South Shore Cultural Center (Photo by Lee Bey)

It's been a season of violence in Chicago. And residents of one neighborhood are reeling after a couple of especially brutal incidents. In little over a week, at least five people were shot in South Shore. According to news reports, they include a woman in her 40s and three people found shot to death in an apartment. Many in the predominately black gentrifying area have reacted with fear while others are searching for solutions. Eight Forty-Eight's Richard Steele, a resident of South Shore himself, recently visited with a group of his neighbors at the Exchange Café on 72nd and Exchange.

He spoke with Bob Steenson, Ernest Armstrong, Nicole Burgest, Quincy Freierson and Steve Metzger, who has personal experience with violence in South Shore.

Music Button: Ahmad Jamaal, “Poinciana”, from the CD At The Pershing: But Not For Me, (Chess records)

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