Pittsfield police find bullet holes at site of dispute


PITTSFIELD -- City police are investigating an early morning shooting on Robbins Avenue that resulted in some bullet holes inside a residence, but no reported injuries.

According to Pittsfield Police Detective Capt. Patrick F. Barry, officers responded to the 100 block of Robbins Avenue, between Bradford and Linden streets, at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators interviewed several people at the residence who said they heard "popping" noises and the sound of a vehicle or vehicles driving off but didn't know what had precipitated the shooting.

Barry said bullet holes were found inside the residence and that the scene was processed for evidence by investigator John Bassi of Crime Scene Services. No shell casings were found.

Officers canvassed and searched the area. Some of the area residents said they heard what sounded like arguing in front of the apartment just before the shooting and the sound of two vehicles leaving the scene. There was no description of the suspects or the vehicles given to police.

Barry said the residence was a duplex and the other apartment wasn't hit, leading police to believe the apartment in question had been targeted.

This is the fifth shooting incident in the city in less than a month. The other cases remain open and under investigation.

Barry said police "have nothing connecting" this shooting with any of the others "at this point."

Detective Nicholas DeSantis is the lead investigator on this latest incident.

Anyone with information on this or any of the other shootings is asked to call the PPD Detective Bureau at (413) 448-9705.

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