Program seeks guns for cash, toys
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.