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The Bleeding of Chicago

America’s third-largest city has built one of the world’s best trauma care systems. But that success might be obscuring the true scale of its gun violence.
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Ask a cop, physician, or EMT in Chicago about July 4 of last year, and most, if not all, will have a story to tell.

The city has a history of violence over this holiday, and police worried that the extra-long weekend in the summer of 2017 would produce exceptionally bloody results. They weren’t wrong.