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Police find firearms, ammo hidden in garbage can

May 14, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Chicago Police Department investigation found several firearms and 160 rounds of live ammunition hidden in a Gresham garbage can, according to a department alert.

Police officers recovered a rifle, shotgun and rifle scope, along with the ammunition, after they were tipped off by a citizen Tuesday. The tipster told them the firearms were inside a garbage can in an alleyway, according to the alert. Gresham is a community in the 6th police district, which encompasses parts of the South Side.

Police officials announced earlier this week that they had recovered more than 2,000 illegally possessed guns so far this year.

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