Miami police hold gun buy-back in Little Haiti

3 shotguns, 2 rifles, handgun turned in at event

MIAMI – The Miami Police Department and the Miami mayor hosted a gun buy-back program Saturday.

In an effort to reduce gun violence and unnecessary injuries to residents, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and the police department held the event for four hours at the Little Haiti Soccer Park.

Residents were able to drop off any firearm and receive a gift card provided by the police department's partners and sponsors with no questions asked, officials said.

Miami police said three shotguns, two rifles and a handgun were turned in Saturday.

Anyone who turned in what police determined to be an assault rifle received a higher-value gift card, officials said.