Pro­gram seeks guns for cash, toys

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

Mex­ico City is spon­sor­ing a pro­gram of­fer­ing cash, toys and com­puter equip­ment in ex­change for guns in a rough neigh­bor­hood where a boy was killed by a stray bul­let as he sat in­side a movie the­ater. Iz­ta­palapa bor­ough pres­i­dent Je­sus Va­len­cia said Mon­day that res­i­dents had turned in 27 ri­fles and 65 pis­tols. The bor­ough has been plagued by vi­o­lent crime and peo­ple fir­ing guns into the air dur­ing con­certs and cel­e­bra­tions. In Novem­ber, Hen­drik Cuacuas, 10, was hit in the head by a 9-mm bul­let dur­ing the Dis­ney film “Wreck-It Ralph.” Pros­e­cu­tors said the round was fired from out­side the the­ater, and spent bul­lets were found on the roof.

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