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September 20, 2007

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St. Louis police getting system to help pinpoint gunfire

By Bill Bryan
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A system that can recognize the sound of gunfire and identify its location will be installed in St. Louis with money from a federal grant, the police department announced Wednesday.

The "urban gunshot detection monitoring system" compares sounds reaching microphones at various locations to triangulate the exact location of a shot within seconds. The mikes have a range of about one mile each.

Police said it should provide quicker police response and result in more weapons arrests and confiscations.

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