New Technology Tracks Gunfire, Could Show Up In Pittsburgh

Originally posted on CBS Pittsburgh:

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – New technology aims to spot and follow gunfire – and it could be coming to some areas in Pittsburgh.

They are set on high points in areas so as to pick up the best acoustics.

“Obviously the sound from the shots being fired, it could be from any one of the buildings we’re around. Hold on there — check that out right there,” a YouTube video says.

The video is about a technology called Shotspotter. It’s in place in Minneapolis and 80 other cities.

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But Rev. Ricky Burgess, who represents Homewood and other East End communities, lobbied his colleagues to put it in Pittsburgh police zone five for starters.

He showed them a video he produced describing all the places gun violence has affected his constituents.

“The last 14 days in Homewood alone there’s been 10 shootings – including a police officer,”…

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