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Police credit ShotSpotter in helping solve recent case, saving a gunshot victim

December 9, 2021

Springfield police say their ShotSpotter technology is helping them get to shooting scenes faster and solve the crimes. Chief Kenny Winslow told the council that he feels ShotSpotter is working for our community, especially with the shortage of police officers. Deputy Chief Joshua Stuenkel says the victim may have died if officers had not had ShotSpotter to pinpoint the exact location in one recent incident where the first 911 call was received seven minutes after the ShotSpotter alert and reported the gunshots to be nearly ten blocks away from the actual incident.