Police: 1 in 4 southern California shootings were reported


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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Data collected from audio sensors that detect gunfire in four southern California neighborhoods show that one in four shootings were reported to police.

The Los Angeles Times reports that of the 61 shootings that occurred between Nov. 26 and March 27 in four San Diego neighborhoods, 26 percent were reported by residents. The data was collected by the ShotSpotter system, which was installed in the Valencia Park, Lincoln Park, Skyline and O'Farrell neighborhoods late 2016.

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman says the data shows that residents are afraid to call police for fear of retaliation.

Officials say sensor data tells officers the location of a shooting, what time it occurred, how many rounds were fired and in some cases, the number of shooters and whether they are on the move.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/ http://www.latimes.com/             

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