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This Is How It Feels To Cover 82 Shootings In 4 Days

07/08/2014 11:44 am ET | Updated Jul 21, 2014
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Two Chicago Tribune staffers spent the 4th of July weekend with a close-up view of Chicago's escalating gun violence.

Tribune reporter Peter Nickeas and photographer E. Jason Wambsgans worked the overnight shift during the holiday weekend when a staggering 82 people were shot and more than a dozen killed. The journalists documented their crime coverage with live updates on Twitter and Instagram including some grim images that show just how destructive the violent weekend was.

Here's what it looks like to report on more than 80 shootings in just 4 days:

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