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Will San Juan Be Able to Extend The Gunshot Detection System, ShotSpotter.

February 01, 2017

After Monday's report of a shooting near a elementary school in San Juan.

The San Juan Police and the Department of Housing expressed details to extend the gunfire detection system ShotSpotter for the metropolitan area said the interagency coordinator of Police, Carlos Rivera.

This was after a series of gunfire which was reported near a school in Vista Hermosa. This has raised the level of awareness and need for authorities to take more security measures.

"As recently as today (yesterday) Superintendent Michelle Hernandez Fraley, along with Colonel Roberto Salvá, met with Mr. (Fernando) Gil, ot the Department of Housing, in order to refine details of an extension , " The Captain told Metro.

He pointed out that the system helps to review cases because it issues an alert with the location of where the shots occurred, can also generate reports of the number of shots, if there was more than one weapon and helps to develop other work plans.

In fact, from 2013 to  present, in San Juan this system has arrested 51 people, removed 56 arms, 18 motor vehicles, and $146 thousand and drugs.

(Original article in Spanish)

Metro PR: San Juan Puerto Rico