ShotSpotter, the NYPD’s controversial gunshot-detection system introduced in some precincts in the Bronx and Brooklyn last month, may be starting to prove its usefulness.
ShotSpotter uses highly sensitive audio equipment to triangulate the location of gunshots, making it faster and easier for police to respond. The Daily News reports that on Monday the technology alerted police officers in the Bronx to shots fired on College Avenue near 167th Street. Once on the scene, officers found a 22-year-old man with a minor gunshot wound to his back and some shell casings nearby.
The victim refused to cooperate with police, and no suspects have been arrested as of Tuesday afternoon.