AMITYVILLE - Suffolk County's gun buyback event in Amityville today was such a hit that organizers had to shut it down early because they ran out of cash.

The event allowed people to turn in guns and receive $100, no questions asked. It was held at the Prayer Tabernacle Church on Great Neck Road.

A total of 87 guns were turned in today, officials say.

The goal of the buyback program is to get illegal weapons off the streets and curb gun violence, according to police.