PIttsfield man shot, wounded at house on Dewey Avenue


This article was updated on Monday: The man who was shot in the buttocks at 168 Dewey Ave. in Pittsfield at 12:30 a.m. on Friday is not a resident of that address. According to Pittsfield Police, the man, who has not been identified, does live on Brown Street in Pittsfield.

PITTSFIELD -- A man in a home on Dewey Avenue was struck in the buttocks by a bullet early Friday morning, according to police.

The 26-year-old had a "minor, non-life-threatening" wound, said Pittsfield Police Detective Lt. Michael Grady. The man was treated at Berkshire Medical Center and released.

The bullet came through the front door of the home at 168 Dewey. The man, who was not identified, lives on Brown Street.

Grady said patrol and detective units responded to the scene around 12:30 a.m. on Friday.

Authorities found several shell casings in the street. A bullet hole was visible in the front storm door on Friday morning.

The investigation is ongoing, said Grady. Police are appealing to anyone who may have information to call police at (413) 448-9700. Detective Thomas Dawley is the lead investigator in the case.

Friday's shooting is the latest of several other apparently unrelated shooting incidents in the city in less than a month.

Police are also investigating a shooting incident from Thursday morning on the 40 block of Wellington Avenue.

No one was hit. Police said a man was seen exiting a white four-door car and shooting a gun into the air.

The date of the incident happens to coincide with the birthday of Nikolas Carnute, the 23-year-old who was shot and killed by Kurt Hudson last December near 48 Wellington Ave., according to Eagle records. The shooting was labeled an act of self-defense. Hudson, 26, remains in jail on several weapons charges pending the outcome of the case.

Earlier this month, four young men, including a 16-year-old, were arrested and charged with shooting at three people on John Street. In late October, a 22-year-old man was charged in regard to a shooting incident near 255 Columbus Ave. In both of these incidents, no one was hit and all the defendants' cases remain pending.


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