Amid the gun violence epidemic in Chicago, Fox News political analyst and Chicago native Gianno Caldwell met with residents from some of the city's worst-hit communities to find out what's driving the bloodshed.

On "The Ingraham Angle" on Thursday, Caldwell said that while conducting the interviews, he observed a recurring theme -- "a deficit in personal responsibility."

"A lot of parents that left the home who believe that their parents maybe were too harsh on them as they were growing up, they allowed their kids to run free," Caldwell said. "And as a result, we see the bloodshed."

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He noted that the victims of Chicago gun violence are overwhelmingly African American, citing recent Yale University study that found that out of every 100,000 Windy City residents, there is on average one white person shot, 28 Hispanics shot and 113 African Americans shot.

"This is beyond the pale of what we should see in any American city," Caldwell said. "There should be no person in an American city [who has] to live through this level of fear."

Despite the tragic situation, Caldwell said he has reason for hope.

He said he spoke to one resident who served many years in prison for murder, and upon his release started the organization Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change, which rehabilitates former offenders and encourages community service.

"We need more of that in the city of Chicago," Caldwell said. "There needs to be an expansion of personal responsibility, because no one can rely on the government to solve all [their] problems, and that includes the violence in Chicago."

"They are a part of the solution, but they are not the solution in totality."

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