The Sacramento Police Department’s gunfire tracking system called ShotSpotter located two shootings New Year's Eve. Both were in north Sacramento.
Police helicopter pilots say they used the technology to locate a man shooting a rifle into the air just before midnight. A search of the backyard found three guns and used casings. Police say the man admitted firing the guns and was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm.
ShotSpotter also located a shooting at a north Sacramento home. Police officers found a stolen handgun and drugs. One person was arrested on narcotic and weapons-related charges.
Sacramento recently began using the new technology. Stockton announced this week that it is also using ShotSpotter to pinpoint reports of gunfire.