Pittsfield Police find shell casings at site of shooting, but no victims


PITTSFIELD -- Several shell casings were recovered near the scene of a reported shooting in the city early Saturday, but no injuries have been reported, police said.

Police officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 1:47 a.m. on Richmond Avenue near Briggs Avenue, according to Pittsfield Police Capt. John Mullin.

Shell casings were recovered by investigators in front of 21 Richmond Ave., while others were recovered further down the street near 69 Richmond Ave., police said.

A resident called police to report the incident, according to Mullin.

A canvas of the neighborhood turned up no suspects or possible vehicles involved in the shooting, Mullin said.

"It’s an open investigation," he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Bureau at (413) 448-9705.

This is the 16th confirmed incident of gunfire in the city this year. On Aug. 18, a 17-year-old city man was shot just before 9 a.m. near the intersection of First and Burbank streets. A 15-year-old male was charged in the shootings. No other information is available about the case due to the defendant’s age.

As of Friday, the victim in that case was still recovering from his wounds at Berkshire Medical Center.

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