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Police Find Guns, 160 Rounds Of Ammo In Garbage Can

A rifle and shotgun recovered by police Tuesday in Gresham. (Photo from Chicago Police)

A rifle and shotgun recovered by police Tuesday in Gresham. (Photo from Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Chicago Police found two guns and more than 160 rounds of live ammunition hidden in a Gresham neighborhood garbage can Tuesday on the South Side.

Tactical officers patrolling the Gresham District were flagged down by a person who told them the firearms were stashed in a trash can in a nearby alleyway, according to a police statement.

The officers found a rifle, shotgun, scope and the rounds of ammunition inside a plastic trash bag, police said.

“This is an important example of how members of the community can make an impact on crime where they live,” police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in the statement.

Chicago Police did not release the block address at which the guns were found.

Anonymous tips about suspicious activity can be sent via text message to 274637.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)