Gun locks being given away in Philadelphia

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There's a new effort to prevent any more accidental shootings involving children in the city of Philadelphia. (WPVI)

There's a new effort to prevent any more accidental shootings involving children in the city of Philadelphia.

In June we told you about a 4-year-old girl who found her mother's boyfriend's gun in a closet, and accidentally shot and killed herself in North Philadelphia.

Both adults are facing charges.

That case and other similar tragedies inspired authorities to give out free gun locks.

"It will prevent a small child from getting mom's boyfriends' gun and shooting his cousin's brains out," said Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.

Officials announced the gun-lock giveaway at Temple University Hospital.

It is part of a recent city law requiring safe storage of guns in homes where children live.

Gun locks will be given out for free, no questions asked, at:

Fair Hill Square Park
4th & Lehigh Street
Monday, August 1st
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Rose Playground
N. 75th Street and Lansdowne Avenue

Monday, August 1st
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

32nd & Cumberland Streets
Tuesday, August 2nd
5:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Residents may also call the Safe Storage Hotline at 215-686-3572 for information on obtaining gun locks.
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