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Posted: 5:37 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012
When the shooting at Western Psych happened, police initially didn't know if there was more than one gunman.
On Friday, Channel 11 learned about a new way officials could get answers more quickly.
“This virtual technology puts us in the building long before an incident takes place so there's already a plan put in place,” said District Attorney Stephen Zappala.
Zappala held a security seminar for local law enforcement.
He's recommending a new virtual reality computer program called Total Stations. It would give police the ability to see inside a building to stop a gunman.
The interiors of Pittsburgh's major facilities would be instantly available to police through a pre-scanning session, a program that could have helped with the Western Psych shoot sooner.
WPXI is partnering with local businesses to distribute TXTL8R thumb bands designed to remind drivers to "text later!"
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