Mournful Procession Carries Crosses For Gun Violence Victims Down Magnificent Mile

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Residents, activists, and friends and family members of victims of gun violence march down Michigan Avenue on Dec. 31, 2016, carrying nearly 800 wooden crosses bearing the names of people murdered in Chicago in the year. Seven hundred and sixty two people were murdered in the city in 2016, police said, and more than 4,000 were shot — Chicago's most violent year in two decades.
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In total there were 762 murders, 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims in 2016, police said in a statement Sunday.
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Some of the crosses had pictures of victims of gun violence paired with their names.
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson (center) and Rev. Michael Pfleger (right) carry crosses as they march down Michigan Avenue to draw attention to the city's rising murder rate on Dec. 31, 2016, in Chicago.
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Two people shot to death Sunday morning in the North Side's Uptown neighborhood were the first reported homicides of 2017 in Chicago, after a bloody 2016 saw 762 murders in the city, police said.
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Five people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in shootings across the city over the New Year’s holiday weekend, according to the Chicago Police Department.
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Police will employ an “enhanced crime fighting strategy” in 2017 in an effort to reduce violence, the department said Sunday.
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Two men were shot in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side in the city’s first reported shooting of 2017, just an hour after the new year began on Sunday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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At least 27 other people were wounded in shootings between 4:30 p.m. Friday and New Year's Day, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
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