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KCPD finds hundreds of shell casings from NYE gunfire

Posted at 10:47 AM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 11:47:11-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police detectives say pleas to not shoot guns into the air on New Year’s Eve fell on deaf ears for some Kansas City residents.

Police Chief Rick Smith said Tuesday his department has been reviewing complaints and data from the ShotSpotter Tracking service to locate areas of celebratory gunfire.

In one location, officers recovered more more than 350 shell cases that had been fired from nine different types of guns.

Smith said 180 shell casings were recovered from 13 other locations in the police department’s East Patrol division.

Of the locations in East Patrol where shell casings were located, one included the parking spot of East Patrol’s division commander at the East Patrol station.

Smith said officers are hoping to use the evidence to issue citations.