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What will it take to stop Chicago gun violence?

NEED TO KNOW
  • Chicago had 500 homicides in 2012, more than any other American city
  • Diana Latiker is the founder of Kid Off the Block, a Chicago youth mentoring programs

One of America's most beloved cities has been battling an uptick in violence in recent years. A 3-year-old boy was among 13 people injured Thursday in a shooting at a basketball court.  His family gave an emotional plea to stop the violence.

In 2012, the city reported 500 homicides -- more than any other U.S. city. Now, many residents there are asking what will it take to stop the violence and protect their children? Former CNN Hero and youth mentor Diana Latiker has some possible solutions.

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