Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy cheered for his department, Thursday, the arrest of four men who were allegedly trying to sell stolen handguns in the Englewood neighborhood.
"Think about the mayhem that these 58 guns in Englewood -- the most violent part of Chicago -- would have wreaked on this city. We don't know how many lives we just saved by this happening," McCarthy said.
Trevell Allen, 17 of the 12700 block of S. Honore, Darrell Holmes, 19 of the 130000 block of S. Wood Street, Brandon McGee, 18 of the 5800 block of S. Emerald Avenue and Emmanuel Warner, 17 of the 15300 block of S. Blackstone, each face a number of charges for selling the guns.
Police said many of the guns are linked to a Sunday gun shop robbery in Des Plaines. More than 200 guns were stolen in the burglary. Only 58 handguns were recovered.
Police said they believe the remainder of the stolen guns were sold.
Although all four are linked to the stolen guns, they are not all linked to the Des Plaines burglary.
Police say it's an ongoing investigation.