ShotSpotter system officially online in Bridgeport

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Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced Wednesday that the city’s ShotSpotter system is officially online.

The system uses high-tech microphones to listen for gunshots and instantly reports them.

Officials say the system eliminates the need for a person to call 911.

Ganim also says that the ShotSpotter will allow police to respond rapidly to victims and increase opportunities to apprehend suspects.

The $400,000 system was paid for with federal grant money.

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