Volunteers place purple crosses to honor victims of gun violence

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CHICAGO -- A group of church volunteers wants to send a powerful visual message about violence in Chicago.

The New Life Community Church of Oak Park, Illinois, is leading an effort to place purple crosses where people were shot or killed in the month of May.

On Saturday they placed crosses in the 4800 blocks of West Huron and West Erie.

The police department says there were 66 murders in May, compared to 46 in May of last year.