Postal worker discovers ‘community gun’ in Cincinnati mailbox

CINCINNATI — 1/10/18 – A handgun found in a mailbox is believed to be a community gun, according to Cincinnati police.

“They leave them there knowing that the next guy behind them may use that gun,” Lt. Col. Paul Neudigate of the Cincinnati Police Department said. “They are almost always found in those challenged areas where we do have an increase in violent crime unfortunately.”

The 9 mm handgun was located by a U.S. postal worker in a mailbox near an apartment complex off Colerain Avenue in Mt. Airy.

The postal worker called police and District 5 officers responded to recover the gun.

“Anybody that lived in that complex that’s involved in criminal activity probably had a good idea that that gun was there,” Neudigate said. “Much like we do with every gun that comes into our possession, we test-fire it. We enter those fire cartridge casings into NIBIN, the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, and much like we espouse and suspect, all those guns are involved in multiple offenses and this one was no different.” Read more at WLWT

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