• In this June 29, 2016 photo, 3-year-old, Devon Quinn, rests in his hospital bed after being shot while sitting in a car with his father on Father's Day after visiting relatives in Chicago. With a spike in killings and shootings this year in Chicago, statistics show more bullets are hitting children as they do normal kid things like play with sparklers, draw on the sidewalk or hold a mother’s hand. (Brian Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    Gunfire often connected to gangs hitting Chicago children

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that her ability to size up and avoid people trouble seemed to follow would protect them.