Madison Avenue home in Pittsfield target of gunfire

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PITTSFIELD — Police are investigating, but providing only sparse details about the latest incident of gunfire within a city neighborhood.

A Madison Avenue home was struck by "multiple rounds" approximately 5:15 a.m. Sunday, according to Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn.

No one was struck or injured, he said.

Wynn referred other questions regarding the incident to Pittsfield Police Capt. Mark Trapani.

No further information was provided by press time on Tuesday evening concerning the exact address, the number of shots fired, the number of suspects, whether there's any description of them; whether the shooter or shooters were on foot or in a vehicle, the type of weapon used, whether there is anything significant about the home that was struck, whether the department feels this was a random or targeted incident and whether there is a threat to the general public.

This latest round of gunplay comes after several other recent shootings in the city in which buildings, vehicles and people — including a 17-year-old — have been struck but have so far not led to any fatalities.

In May, there were three incidents of gunfire within a 17-hour period, in which a man near Second and Pond streets and a vehicle on Dartmouth Street were hit and another man, Patrick Coyne, allegedly opened fire toward traffic in broad daylight near Pecks Road.

Coyne, 34, has been indicted and arraigned on charges connected to that incident and is being held pending a dangerousness hearing later this week.

Additionally, in mid-May, another city man, 20-year-old Dylan Ducharme, allegedly threatened a trio of people with a handgun and fired it in the air on Hull Avenue, before fleeing the scene.

Ducharme allegedly cut through part of the Berkshire Medical Center campus on foot, prompting a lockdown of that facility.

Ducharme has also been indicted and arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court on weapons and assault charges. Judge Maureen Hogan is expected to rule soon whether he should continue to be held without bail.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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