Young Girls Caught in Gangster Crossfire

Two girls, ages 12 and 13, were walking home from Cooper Park at around 8 p.m. last night when they were apparently caught in crossfire shootings in a gang-related event. The girls were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.

Do you think the surge in violence is systemic or heat-related?

Does the violence alter your perception of safety where you live?