Violence on Chicago’s west side leaves 1 dead, 6 injured

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CHICAGO – It was another violent night in the streets of Chicago.

A 13-year-old boy was killed and at least six others were wounded in a shooting on the city’s west side.

According to witnesses, a gunman got out of a car and fired at a convenient store.

Sadly, the 13-year-old was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“If you have not been part of the street, you cannot come up with a solution for the street,” says Maribell Ruiz, the victim’s aunt.

However, one Chicago Bulls player has stepped up to help put an end to gun violence.

Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls center, unveiled “Chicago Stand Up” — a campaign encouraging Chicagoans to stand up against violence.

Noah’s initiative targets grade school kids and young men between 18-21.

“We have to find a way together, whether you’re rich, poor, black, white, whatever you are, to come together and solve this together,” says Noah.

This is definitely a cause worth backing up.

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