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Canton adds acoustic sensors to locate gun shots
Canton becomes the second Ohio city to test the ShotSpotter system in an effort to stem the flood of urban gun violence
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California-based SST's ShotSpotter system uses acoustic sensors on rooftops to pinpoint the location of gunshots and send the data to police within 30 seconds. Canton will test the system in a 3 square mile area of the city that has seen the most gun violence.
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Canton City Council voted this week to install sensors that can pinpoint gun shots and within seconds send the location to police.  The ShotSpotter system uses acoustic sensors on rooftops that can identify the type of gun used, and in the case of drive-by shootings, the direction the car was headed. 

Canton City Council President Allen Schulman says the $360,000 system should help police rein in the city’s gun violence.

 

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“I think it’s a test and well see how effective it is. And if it is effective and we have the resources, which is another question, we would obviously want to look at implementation throughout the city.” 

The Shot-Spotter system will initially cover a 3-square-mile area of Canton that has seen the most gun-related crime. The California-based company says it will take three to four months to install the sensors.

Canton is the second Ohio city to use the system. Youngstown installed the Shot-Spotter network in 2011.  

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