Hundreds of People Carrying Crosses March Silently in Downtown Chicago to Mark City’s Deadliest Year


Hundreds of people marched silently in downtown Chicago on Saturday, carrying white crosses for each person killed in the city this year.

A spike in homicides this year has made 2016 the city’s deadliest. Authorities say more than 760 people were killed in Chicago in 2016, up from the fewer than 500 homicides in the city last year.

According to crime statistics from the Chicago Police Department, a shooting has occurred every day in the city from February 2015 to December 29 of this year.