It’s basically a “low intensity conflict” as we would say in the poli-sci department. Of course it’s pretty intense for the 84 people who were shot in a week and for the families of these people. Chicago can’t get anything right it seems.
(From USA Today)
At least 84 people were shot in the nation’s third-largest city over the last seven days, a troubling uptick of violence for a metropolis that has seen some recent success in reducing shooting incidents.
The surge in violence, which includes nine people who were fatally shot, comes as Chicago Police Department officials have expressed optimism in recent months that gun violence was on the downward trend in a city that tallied more than 1,400 homicides in 2016 and 2017 combined.