“Witnesses say they cannot remember what happened. The wounded refuse to cooperate. Victims drive themselves to hospitals, rather than call the police. They give the same story, over and over again: I felt a sting and realized I had been shot; I didn’t see anything.” The NYT spent Memorial Day weekend in Chicago where 64 people were shot, six killed, and everyone knows that few of the cases will be solved. Welcome to an American city (or really part of an American city) where gunfire is a terrifying norm.