Cambridge Police Department Investigating Gunshots

At about 2:05 a.m. on Saturday, the Cambridge Police Department responded to reports of gunshots near Cambridge Street on Hampshire Street.

Jeremy Warnick, Director of Communications and Media Relations for the Cambridge Police Department, told that there were no reported injuries, but shell casings were found.

Warnick said they learned of the gunshots through their new gunshot detection system, ShotSpotter.

Through the system the police department received an alert that three shots had been fired. They immediately went to the scene and discovered that there was no structural damage, as the bullets did not hit anything.

ShotSpotter was installed this past summer in areas throughout Cambridge that typically have higher levels of gunshots, Warnick said.


“There are sensors throughout a one and a half mile radius,’’ Warnick said. “They pick up loud audible noise that is equivalent to a gunshot.’’

A witness told the Police Department the suspect vehicles included a silver Honda and two others, one black and one maroon.

Warnick said right now they are looking through surveillance footage to find more information

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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