NC Gun Buy-Back honors shooting victims

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Law enforcement agencies in Wilmington are holding an event to buy back people's guns, no questions asked.  

City police announced Monday that the event Aug. 24 will honor two victims of gun violence, one of them who was only 8-years-old. 

The locations will be announced later. 

Police spokeswoman Linda Rawley says participants will receive a $100 Visa gift card for working handguns and a $200 gift card for assault weapons. 

The event is being sponsored by a local nonprofit organization as well as the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the local district attorney. 

It honors Josh Proutey, a 19-year-old killed during a robbery last year in Wilmington, and Demetrius Greene, an 8-year-old caught in shootout at a housing complex in 1997.
 

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