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KCPD: Hundreds of 9-1-1 calls overnight reporting gunfire

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 15:11:04-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — During a 12-hour period from 6 p.m. Tuesday night to 6 a.m. this morning, Kansas City police say they received 317 9-1-1 calls reporting the sound of gunfire.

A police spokesperson said they are investigating five incidents related to celebratory gunfire spread out across the city.

No one was injured by the gunfire, though police did receive reports of holes in walls and broken windows.

In addition to 9-1-1 calls, police use a technology called Shotspotter that tracks the sound of gunfire. The system received roughly 200 reports overnight.

Police believe more than 50 rounds were fired in one instance tracked by Shottspotter.

Police say they received 301 9-1-1 calls regarding the sound of gunfire last year. The Shotspotter system logged roughly 100 reports last year.

The police spokesperson said the data is preliminary and could be updated.