Paul McCartney Remembers John Lennon During March for Our Lives

Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman on Dec. 8, 1980, outside his New York apartment.

Paul McCartney was among the massive throng of people out marching Saturday morning for gun control. 

Stopping by CNN while he was with a crowd in New York for comment, the Beatles legend paid tribute to his late compatriot, John Lennon. 

“One of my best friends was shot not far from where we are right now," McCartney said. 

Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman on Dec. 8, 1980, outside his Manhattan apartment building. Chapman will likely die in prison. Lennon was 40. 

McCartney was sporting a shirt that read, “We can end gun violence.” When asked what he hoped the marches around the country would accomplish, the musician pointed to the shirt.