MIAMI (WSVN) - As people buy gifts for the holidays, a South Florida police department is buying guns in order to get them off the streets.
The City of Miami Police Department teamed up with the Rickia Isaac Foundation for a gun buy-back event that will be held over the weekend.
Reverend Jerome Starling and local law enforcement officials said the event is about curbing the ongoing violence that has plagued South Florida neighborhoods.
“The plea today is for people to understand, ‘You got to put the guns down, and you got to be able to turn the guns in,'” explained Starling.
The gun buyback event will be held this Saturday, at Dorsey Park, which is located at 1701 N.W. 1st Ave.
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