Gun Deaths In Chicago Reach Startling Number As Year Closes – MILES BRYAN December 28, 20164:37 AM ET


Friends and family members attend a memorial service for 17-year-old twin brothers Edward and Edwin Bryant who were shot and killed in October. Chicago has logged more than 700 homicides this year, more than any other major U.S. City Scott Olson/Getty Images

Friends and family members attend a memorial service for 17-year-old twin brothers Edward and Edwin Bryant who were shot and killed in October. Chicago has logged more than 700 homicides this year, more than any other major U.S. City
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Friends and family members attend a memorial service for 17-year-old twin brothers Edward and Edwin Bryant who were shot and killed in October. Chicago has logged more than 700 homicides this year, more than any other major U.S. City

Scott Olson/Getty Images

Fourteen-year-old Demarco Webster Jr. was helping his dad move to a new apartment a few months ago, when he was shot and killed.

His stepdad, Juawaun Hester, says they had intentionally waited to start the move until after midnight in order to avoid any trouble.

Hester says Demarco didn’t even like going outside if he didn’t have to.

“I don’t understand man, and you know what’s going on now is like the future children, the good children, the smart children, with scholarships and they’re the ones who’s dying to the gun violence,” Hester says.

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