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113th Precinct to hold gun buy-back

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Borough President Helen Marshall, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and Community Board 12 Chairwoman Jacqueline Boyce announced Tuesday that southeast Queens will host a gun buy-back event Saturday.

“The 113th Precinct has the highest number of shootings in the borough of Queens, and ranks No. 5 in the entire city for shooting victims,” Marshall said.

The event, held in cooperation with the NYPD and the 113th Precinct, will be held at St. Benedict the Moor Church, at 171-17 110th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23.

A $200 bank card will be given to anyone who brings in an operable handgun and $20 cards will be exchanged for operable rifles and shotguns, Marshall said.

Updated 2:23 pm, June 22, 2012
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