Cincinnati's mayor, city manager and police chief are in Denver this week, in part, to check out a new device that uses sensors pick up soundwaves and can show police where a gunshot came from -- within seconds.
Mayor John Cranley said the ShotSpotter could be the answer to curbing Cincinnati's increasing gun violence.
"This is clearly a cutting edge device that can really go after those repeat violent offenders that we're really targeting," Cranley said. "I know the chief of police is excited about it we're excited about it I know (Prosecutor) Joe Deters is excited about it and it's going to make our community safer."
When someone fires a shot inside the system's perimeter, ShotSpotter's sensors pick up soundwaves and can show police where the shot came from -- within seconds.
City councilman and former police officer Wendell Young said he would also like to see the ShotSpotter used by CPD.
"It's fantastic," he said. "It could really go a long way to reduce gun violence in Cincinnati."