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More than 60 kids 15 and younger shot in Chicago this year: 'These kids can't live, they can't play, they can't do nothing'

CHICAGO - The month of June began in Chicago with three children 15 and younger shot over three days. It ended with five kids shot over a weekend.

So far this year, at least 61 children have been hit by gunfire in the city. That's close to what it was at this time in 2016 and 2017, when violence in Chicago reached near-record levels, according to data kept by the Tribune. In 2016, at least 65 children

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