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United States

14 November 2006

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin), Series

Every time a bullet pierces flesh, a costly journey begins. From the paramedic's first IV to the surgeon's precise work, from police scouring a crime scene to the shooter's time in prison, shootings in Milwaukee cost tens of millions of dollars a year. Most of those costs are absorbed by taxpayers, hospitals and people with insurance. Gunshot wounds reverberate to areas far from the neighborhoods where the shots were fired and to people well beyond the families... (

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