Four people hurt in pair of shootouts Sunday


PITTSFIELD - Two juveniles were among the four gunshot victims in what appears to be a pair of separate shootings early Sunday, police said Monday.

Pittsfield Police say the incidents happened within hours of one another, but they appear to be unrelated at this stage of the investigation. But authorities caution that it's still early in the investigation.

"This is an open and ongoing investigation and we will continue to explore" the possibility the two shootings are connected, said Police Lt. Michael Grady.

No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon.

Police haven't identified the gunshot victims by name, but all four were brought to Berkshire Medical Center early Sunday.

Grady said that he didn't have information available on the four shooting victims' current medical conditions. He declined to discuss the extent of their wounds.

The first shootings occurred in the area of Tyler and Brown streets at about 1 a.m. Sunday. A 20-year-old Pittsfield man and a 21-year-old man from Newburgh, N.Y., were both taken to the hospital.

In the second, at about 4 a.m. at the First Street Common, two juveniles from Pittsfield were transported to the hospital. Police didn't disclose their ages.

Grady said the investigations into both shootings are continuing.

Detective Thomas Dawley is lead investigator on the Tyler Street shootings. The second shootings investigation is being handled by Detective Nicholas DeSantis.

Anyone with information on either case is urged to call Pittsfield Police Department's Detective Bureau at (413) 448-9705.

The Eagle will update the story as information becomes available.


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