Neither sleet, nor snow can slow the surge in New York City shootings.
The Big Apple saw a continued spiked in gun violence in February as crime overall dropped off during a month that saw historic snowfall.
The NYPD reported 77 shootings last month, an uptick of 75 percent from the 44 acts of gunplay in 2020, officials said.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Thursday that the department had added 12-square-miles of shot-spotter coverage over the last year to help reduce the police response time for shootings.
“This isn’t just a scattershot approach to technology or just throwing technology at an issue, what we did is we looked at best-proven technology to deal with the conditions that we had at hand,” said Matt Fraser the Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology.
“I had a family member that was… hit by a stray bullet in a park. So I’ve seen firsthand the difference between having technology in the right area, what that can do in terms of getting people that are perpetrators of violent crime versus not having that technology.”
The department added 200 additional cameras as well.
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