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City of Gary News Release: Gary Police officials are calling the City’s second Gun Buyback hosted this past Saturday “another success.” According to Deputy Police Chief Larry McKinley, a total of 107 guns were turned in exchange for Wal-Mart gift cards. Local churches once again partnered with the GPD to serve as the turn-in locations.
Police Chief Wade Ingram and his command staff monitored all of the turn-in locations and stated everything went smoothly.
“The previous gun turn-in was successful, so citizens were asking if we could do it again,” said Ingram. “Active participation like this by Gary residents is one way to help us to keep the city safer.”
Ingram also intends to review his budget in hopes of hosting more gun buybacks in 2013. For more information, contact Chief Ingram at (219) 881-1201.
Listed below is the breakdown of the weapons that were turned in and the turn-in locations:
41 Long Guns (shot gun, rifles)
66 Hand Guns
Moving In the Spirit Church Ministries 4031 West 11th Avenue
Grace Unity C.O.G.I.C. 3435 West 21st Avenue
Marquette Park United Methodist Church 215 North Grand Blvd.
Pilgrim M.B. Church 1301 West 21st Avenue
Trinity M.B. Church 1831 Virginia Street
Embassies of Christ Kingdom Ministries 4285 Cleveland Street
Beyond 4 Walls Christian Center 875 South Lake Street
New Beginnings Fellowship Church 4500 Harrison Street