Why they won't stop shooting in Chicago

Part 1 of 3: Forty people were shot in a span of 59 hours between April 18-20 in 2008; two years later, none have faced charges


Editor’s Note:

This article is one of a three-part series from the Chicago Sun-Times that takes a look at the victims, shooters and neighborhoods from a particularly bloody weekend of gun violence in Chicago — April 18-20, when 40 people were shot, seven fatally. Two years later, not a single person has been convicted as a result of that weekend's shootings — in part because survivors refused to cooperate with the police.

By Mark Konkol and Frank Main
Chicago Sun-Times

It''s told by the wounded, the accused and the officers who were on the street during a weekend in April 2008 when 40 people were shot, seven fatally.

Two years later, the grim reality is this: Nearly all of the shooters from that weekend have escaped charges.

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