08/05/2014 01:17 pm ET Updated Aug 05, 2014

Trauma In The Trenches Of Gun-Weary Chicago

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CHICAGO— Keauna Wise knows death could come at any moment. So she waits with knots in her stomach and tears in her eyes. She’s often breathless, with anxiety that climbs from the bottom of her feet up into her gut.

Death comes often in her neighborhood on the far south side of this city, mostly by bullets. It comes with a bang on long, hot summer nights.

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