Pittsfield Police arrest youth on gun charge following shooting

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PITTSFIELD — A city youth who allegedly shot a second juvenile Friday afternoon is in custody.

Pittsfield Police said officers apprehended a fleeing teenager on Daniels Avenue after witnesses reported hearing gunfire at Francis and Danforth avenues around 3 p.m.

The teen was found to be in possession of a loaded pistol, and was arrested on charges of possession of a loaded firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without a license.

A short time later, a second teenager suffering "an apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wound" arrived at Berkshire Medical Center emergency room for treatment, according to police.

Police said in a press release that additional charges against the arrested party may be pending. He will be arraigned in Central Berkshire Juvenile Court on Feb. 29.

Anyone with additional information concerning the incident is asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.

Contact Phil Demers at 413-496-6214.


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