Installation of new devices to detect the sounds of gunshots in San Francisco will move forward after the utility company PG&E agreed Friday to drastically lower its fees.
Police responded to the first block of Nichols Way just after 9:30 p.m. on a ShotSpotter activation indicating gunfire in the area.
A high-tech tool used to pinpoint gunfire can also record voice conversations on Oakland streets.
While some on the Oakland Police Department are pushing to do away with ShotSpotter technology, the City of Richmond says it couldn’t do without it.
Police in Oakland want to drop the city’s ShotSpotter program—a gunshot detection system—calling it expensive and redundant, despite calls from residents in high-crime neighborhoods to keep it.
The victims of a shooting that left one man dead and two people injured in Richmond Tuesday morning were jogging as part of an agility test for the city’s RichmondBUILD program when a gunman opened fire.
Police were investigating a shooting in East Palo Alto that left a 22-year-old man dead and a boy injured on Friday evening.
A man found shot in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood early Wednesday morning has died, a police spokesman said.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Tuesday the city had 14 homicides so far this year, which is two more than it had at this time last year.
East Palo Alto police will be using extra patrols and the city’s ShotSpotter detection system to help track down people who shoot guns into the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve.