Gunshot detection sensors to be installed to help police with response times

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford police say they are currently missing many reports of gunfire throughout the city. They’ll now be able to receive more reports of gunshots using detection sensors.

The company ShotSpotter will be installing sensors in areas that have had the most gun activity in recent years.

The sensors will be able to detect the number of shots fired and be able to place police exactly where the shots came from. Chief Dan O'Shea anticipates a 75 to 85 percent increase in reported gun fire in those areas.