Chicago police conducting gun turn-in event

June 21, 2012 (CHICAGO)

This Saturday, June 23, anyone can turn in a weapon, no questions asked. In exchange, a $100 pre-paid debt card will be issued.

This event will take place at 23 designated churches across Chicago.

Police superintendent Garry McCarthy joined ABC7 in the studio early Thursday morning to talk about ways police are working to reduce violence.

"Besides getting guns off the street, we're building it from the beat officer up, which is a sea change in the way that we do business in policing here," said McCarthy.

Last weekend, five people were shot to death and 30 others were wounded in gun violence across the city.


United Church of Rogers Park
1545 W. Morse

Uptown Baptist Church
1011 W. Wilson

Heritage International Christian Church
5312 W. North Avenue


Truth and Deliverance International Ministries
5151 W. Madison

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
2622 W. Jackson Boulevard

Corinthians Temple Cogic
4520 W. Washington Boulevard

Chicago Islamic Center
3357 W. 63rd Street

Douglas Park Baptist Church
1840 S. Kedzie Avenue

St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic
2651 S. Central Park


Greater Harvest MB Church
5141 S. State Street

First Church of Deliverance
4315 S. Wabash Avenue

New Beginnings Church
6620 S. Martin Luther King Drive

Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
4543 S. Princeton Avenue

St. Sabina Church
1210 W. 78th Place

Trinity All Nations Church
9600 S. Vincennes

Bethlehem Star M.B. Church
9231 S. Cottage Grove Avenue

New Vision of Faith Ministries
447 W. 120th Street

Immaculate Conception Parish
2944 E. 88th Street

New Life Covenant Church
1021 E. 78th Street

Greater Salem Baptist Church
215 W. 71st Street

Liberation Christian Center
6810 S. Ashland Avenue

Antioch missionary Baptist Church
6248 S. Stewart Avenue

Greater Institutional AME Church
7800 S. Indiana Avenue

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