Mother, officials push for ShotSpotter technology in Newburgh

An Orange County mother who lost her teenage son to gun violence just three weeks ago is now asking Newburgh officials to incorporate ShotSpotter technology.

The ShotSpotter technology can immediately detect the exact location of gunfire and the type of firearm used.

The ShotSpotter technology can immediately detect the exact location of gunfire and the type of firearm used. (9/19/16)

NEWBURGH - An Orange County mother who lost her teenage son to gun violence just three weeks ago is now asking Newburgh officials to incorporate ShotSpotter technology.

Jennifer Bediako lost her 18-year-old son Keyshan Gayle when he was gunned down and killed while sitting outside a corner store in Newburgh.

On Monday, the New Windsor woman joined forces with local officials, including Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, to push the federal government to pay for ShotSpotter technology in the city.

The ShotSpotter sensors would be placed throughout a four-mile area of Newburgh. They can immediately detect the exact location of gunfire and the type of firearm used.

Newburgh officials say the ShotSpotter grant could come through as early as next month.

 

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