The city of Chicago plans to partner with churches and community organizations as part of a new gun buyback program to be announced by the mayor on Monday.
Under the plan, the city will establish a $250,000 fund to be used for gun buyback events hosted by churches and neighborhood groups across the city. The police department will help with events and distribute cash cards to those who turn in firearms.
News of the city gun buyback program comes after weekend shootings in the city left three people dead and 20 others injured. A three-year-old boy was among those fatally shot. He was accidentally shot and killed by his six-year-old brother on Saturday after the boy found his father's loaded gun in their Humboldt Park home.