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Chicago plagued by violence in month of June

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Police collect evidence at the scene of a June 23 shooting on in Chicago, Ill. A man was wounded in the leg when someone fired at least 11 rounds at a group of people having an outdoor party in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

There have been at least 29 homicides in Chicago during the first three weeks of June. More than 165 people have been shot and wounded in the city during the same period. Learn more from NBC Chicago.

In 2009, 14-year-old Ondelee Perteet was shot in the jaw at a birthday party. He was left paralyzed from the neck down. Ondelee and his mother talk about how she pushed him through his recovery, and how this "typical kid" from Chicago is beating the odds.