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St. Louis County police to use technology to track gunfire
CLAYTON, Mo. -- St. Louis County police are adopting technology already used in the city of St. Louis in an effort to reduce shootings.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the county council voted Tuesday to authorize County Executive Steve Stenger to accept a $400,636 U.S. Department of Justice grant that would, in part, acquire a Shotspotter system.
The system uses microphones that alert police to the sound of gunfire. It will be added to the Castle Point area of north St. Louis County, with a range of two or three miles.
St. Louis police have used Shotspotter in some neighborhoods where violence is common since 2008. Other big cities also use the technology.