NYPD hosts gun buyback in the Bronx

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The NYPD will host a gun buyback in the Bronx.

The buyback will be held Saturday at both the Mitchell Community Center on Alexander Avenue and at the Holy Spirit Church on University Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Officials say they chose both locations based on statistics of high gun violence areas.

The NYPD hosted a similar gun buyback program last year and received 165 guns.

Officials say they are accepting working handguns and assault rifles.

Those who turn in qualifying guns will receive a pre-paid $200 credit card.

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