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Las Vegas Police begin testing technology to listen for gunshots

Posted at 7:24 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 10:15:22-04

Las Vegas Police are in the beginning stages of testing a technology that would help them listen for gunshots.

ShotSpotter is used by at least 90 cities across the United States. The system uses a series of sensors placed on buildings, lights posts, and other objects to detect gunshots. The sensors can pin point the location of gunshots. ShotSpotter can send an alert to police within seconds.

Las Vegas Police began testing the technology in the area of Craig and Lamb, Tuesday. There are plans in the works to continue testing in different parts of the valley in the coming weeks.