Silent March Through Downtown Chicago Marks City's Deadliest Year in Decades

ABC News

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 in nearly 20 years. 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.