PITTSFIELD -- A 27-year-old city man is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered after he allegedly tried to break up a domestic dispute near his home, Pittsfield police said on Monday.

The Hamlin Street resident, who has not been identified, claims he was walking on Hamlin around 9:50 p.m. Sunday when he came upon a man and woman arguing, according to city detectives. The victim told investigators he intervened, only to be shot in the left leg by an unknown gunman.

The injured man was taken to Berkshire Medical Center, where he underwent surgery late Sunday night. His condition wasn't available on Monday.

Pittsfield police Capt. Patrick Barry said at least two suspects involved in the shooting -- who remain at large -- fled on foot toward First Street. One of them was described as an African-American male, thin, wearing dark clothing.

Barry says at least four shots were fired from a handgun during the incident, based on the number of shell casings recovered at the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Pittsfield Police detective bureau at 413-448-9705. Det. Thomas Harrington is the lead investigator.


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