Councilwoman Letitia James responded to the with a call for a gun buyback program to be hosted in Fort Greene.
“Our community should not have to live in fear; I believe the gun buyback program can help make our streets safer,” said James, D-Fort Greene.
A spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes confirmed that no guy buybacks were on tap for the neighborhood. Earlier this year, widely hailed as a success for getting more than 100 weapons off city streets.
James' proposal came as police announced the detention of a suspect apprehended in Bed-Stuy early Thursday morning.
Police said the suspect was still being questioned in connection with a report of shots fired between 64 St. Edwards St. and 24 Mounment Walk at Ingersoll.
No charges have been filed.