Shot detecting technology in Washington DC
DC has put some gunshot detecting technology to work. The system detects the sound of a gunshot and computes its location.
You'd think it would have little work in an area that bans handguns and tightly restricts everything else, but apparently it is getting quite a workout. "Scott D'Angelo, who lives half a block away, said he heard the gunshots that morning but did not call police. He said that the sound is frequent in his Anacostia community and that he does not call 911 every time he hears the familiar pop. "Many times a week, you hear gunshots," D'Angelo said. "