'Feels Like Beirut': Watters Asks Chicagoans About Out-of-Control Gang Violence
With black-on-black violence in Chicago spiraling out of control, "The O'Reilly Factor" sent Jesse Watters to the streets to talk to residents.
There were nearly 2,600 shooting victims in Chicago last year, and shootings have increased 47 percent in 2015 compared to last year.
Chicago police say there are more than 600 gangs in the city, with nearly 70,000 members combined, which is more than ISIS.
Watters asked residents whether they feel scared, why the violence has gotten so out of control, and how the police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are handling things.
Here's a few answers he received on whether Chicagoans feel safe living in the city.
"I get nervous for my kids. I think every day, how can I get them out of here? It's bad. You feel like you're in Beirut or something."
"I protect me. When I come outside, I make sure I'm OK. I make sure my kids get to school fine. I can't depend on a 911 call."
"I pray before I hit the door, ya know, pray that I come back safe."
"It's sad to wake up and see another person get shot. That's not normal, it's not normal at all."
Watch all of the answers in the Watters' World segment above.