Cincinnati installing high-tech ShotSpotter system in Avondale

WCPOPublished: August 14, 2017
Published: August 14, 2017

The city is installing a ShotSpotter system in Avondale in hopes the high-tech tool can reduce gun violence and give police officers more information as they respond to a scene. ShotSpotter uses a network of microphones to identify the sound of gunshots and determine where the shots came from within seconds, officials said Monday The system is being installed across three square miles and should go live by the end of August. The system will also help police track shootings that go unreported and identity false reports of shootings. It will make it easier to recover evidence such as shell casings or guns, interview witnesses, and ensure timely medical attention for gunshot victims, according to a release.

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