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Seattle police launch program that hears gunshots in city

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If a gun is fired in Seattle, the police will see it - at least, that's the goal of the Seattle Police Department's gunshot-detection pilot program. If a gun is fired in Seattle, the police will see it - at least, that's the goal of the Seattle Police Department's gunshot-detection pilot program.
SEATTLE -

If a gun is fired in Seattle, the police will see it - at least, that's the goal of the Seattle Police Department's gunshot-detection pilot program.
    
Seattlepi.com reports that the department is launching the program with a sound system that will allow police to hear the firing of guns in some neighborhoods, activate surveillance cameras and respond instantly.
    
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole says the technology is used in cities such as New York and San Francisco already.
    
Mayor Ed Murray says the equipment will only be installed in neighborhoods where residents agree to it and that it will not be used as surveillance.
    
A number of Seattle City Council members endorsed the program as well as gun-safety advocates.
    

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