60 Guns Found In Lawndale Raid: Police

Jim Gudas
August 16, 2019 - 7:38 am
Two people are in custody Friday after police discovered a stash of guns at a home in Lawndale on the West Side.

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago police say two men are in custody after officers raided a home on the West Side and found 60 guns.

Authorities conducted a raid overnight at a home in the 4300 block of West Cullerton Street and recovered 60 guns, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

Chicago Police Captain Gilberto Calderon said the guns included assault rifles, and police also seized a great deal of ammunition.

Calderon called the raid surreal and said it could be the largest seizure of guns and ammunition ever in the Lawndale community.

"There were AK-47s, long guns and just a numerous amounts of guns," Calderon said.

Chicago Police Captain Gilberto Calderon said the raid that found 60 guns could be the largest seizure of guns and ammunition ever in the Lawndale community. (Jim Gudas/WBBM)


Investigators say two men were taken into custody and they have gang affiliations, but police wouldn’t specify why they had the guns or what they were doing with them.

Chicago police said they are on pace to recover 10,000 illegal guns this year, with one gun being recovered nearly every hour.