CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 400 guns are off the streets of Chicago, all thanks to a gun turn-in event by the city’s police department.
It took officers just four hours to collect the weapons on Saturday at New Life Covenant Church in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Takes The Witness Stand, Describes Alleged Attack As Real And Like 'Something Out Of Looney Tunes Adventures'
People received a $100 gift card for every gun they turned in.READ MORE: Some Woodridge Townhome Residents Must Leave And Can't Come Back Until Spring, All Because Of Issues Stemming From June Tornado Damage
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Chicago police say the turn-in event yielded a higher number of guns than usual.