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System to Help Fight Gun Crime


A machine at the ISP Evansville post is connected to the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network

Local law enforcement agencies have announced the addition of a machine to help them solve gun crimes. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The Indiana State Police Evansville Post is now home to a National Integrated Ballistics Information Network machine.

Officials told media outlets the network analyzes and matches shell casings from casings connected to other crimes.

The machine purchased by the Indiana Crime Guns Task Force went live Tuesday.

The ATF has had a mobile unit up and running since August.

An ATF spokesman says from mid-August to Oct. 31 the mobile unit had more than 500 submissions.

Of those submissions, nearly 200 were from local agencies.