Light Snow Fog/Mist
18°FLight Snow Fog/MistFull Forecast

Total of illegal guns seized in Chicago tops 2,000

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 11:35 a.m. CST

CHICAGO — The number of illegal guns seized by Chicago police has passed the 2,000 mark so far this year.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is set to hold a weekly news conference Monday where the department will display some of the firearms that have been confiscated recently by officers.

The city says the department has seized its 2,000th firearm. Every year, the department says it seizes more illegal guns than any city police department in the United States.

Last year, the department seized more than 6,800 guns.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reader Poll

If married, how long have you been married?
Less than a year
One to five years
Six to 10 years
11 to 15 years
More than 15 years