Guns Found in Park Trash Can, 3 People Arrested

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New Orleans police discovered two pistols inside of a trash can in St. Roch Park Thursday evening.  They found a third gun the backyard of a nearby home.

Police say they approached three teenagers in the park who began to run.  They say the three ditched the guns.  All three were caught after a short chase.

At least one of them is believed to be a juvenile.

“They’re charged with illegal possession of firearms.  We may see what other record they have,” said the NOPD Lieutenant Hans Ganthier.  “Based upon that, we’re still running the criminal history. If they’re felons, we’ll book them with possession of firearms by felons.”