CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police collected more than 150 firearms at a gun turn in event Saturday afternoon at Hope Community Church in the South Austin neighborhood.
Police were offering $100 Visa gift cards for each gun turned in, no questions asked. Replica guns, BB guns, and air guns also could be turned in for $10 each.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Girl Shot While Sitting In Backseat Of Car At West Pullman Gas Station
The event ran from 10 a.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. at 5900 W. Iowa St. in the church’s parking lot. Police said 164 guns were turned in, and 26 replica guns also were collected.READ MORE: Discrepancies On Midlothian Village Zoning Map Could Leave Property Owners In A Bind When Selling Or Rebuilding Homes
Total gun turn in numbers are:
26- replica guns
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