"I was surprised that it was right on Milwaukee Avenue," said Jenny Knowlton, 50, who works at a store a few doors down from the site of the shooting.

The incidents didn't change the Chicago native's feelings about Wicker Park.

"It's a late-night thing," she said. "It can happen anywhere. After the bars close and people have had a few drinks, things can get crazy."

Colleen Harvey, 29, said the recent violence didn't make her regret moving to nearby Bucktown about a year ago.

"It wasn't anything that's typical," she said. "I feel really safe in this neighborhood."



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