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Evanston police hold gun buyback event

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

EVANSTON, Ill. - Evanston police held a gun buyback event on Saturday, just days after a shooting left four people wounded and one dead.
"It gets the guns off the street. Whether it's one gun or five, today we had 53. It gets the guns off the street," interim police chief Aretha Barnes said.
Today, citizens were given $100 for each gun and $25 for ammunition. The gun buyback began nine years ago.
"I'm a lifetime 5th Ward Evanston resident and I was concerned about the gun violence I was experiencing in the neighborhood, so I was planning to do a gun buyback," organizer Carolyn Murray...
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