[VIDEO] Inside the gun violence epidemic on Chicago’s South Side

Chicago faces an epidemic of gun violence. This year alone, more than 2,100 people have been shot, more than 400 killed.

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Chicago faces an epidemic of gun violence. This year alone, more than 2,100 people have been shot, more than 400 killed.

The Fourth of July weekend was especially violent. Around 100 people were shot in just over four days.

Adriana Diaz gained unique access to some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods and crews that weekend for “CBSN: On Assignment.”

Chicago police have already seized more than 5,000 guns from the streets this year.

Young men on the city’s south and west sides told CBS News how easy it is to get illegal guns, and why many never leave their homes without one.

“I know people who can’t walk from they house to the store without a gun,” said Aaron Murph. “Because people getting killed left and right. It’s sad.”

“I got shot twice and I could have been gone but I’m still here so, that scar, that’s with me, so,” said Tyshaun Grant. “It’s hell on earth.”

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