Pittsfield police probe Sunday night shooting of 17-year-old male


PITTSFIELD — City police are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old male Sunday night in the area of Pomeroy and Bartlett avenues.

It was the second consecutive weekend involving a nonfatal shooting in the city.

Officers responded to multiple 911 calls about 9:58 p.m. reporting gunshots in the area.

Police found the young man shot and it appeared his injuries were not life-threatening.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was transported to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment.

Police said the victim declined to cooperate with investigating officers and detectives.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, the department said patrol officers, along with members of the detective bureau and crime scene services have been conducting an "extensive" investigation and they "appreciate the cooperation we have received from the public so far."

Sunday's shooting comes on the heels of an incident last Saturday morning that left a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

That wound also was determined to be not life-threatening and the victim reportedly checked himself out of the hospital against medical advice.

Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn said last week that victim had provided "limited cooperation," to investigating officers.

Also last weekend, a 29-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen and arm about 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Linden Street.

Selvin Orlando Gonzalez-Castillo, 22, was arrested and charged with one count of armed assault with intent to murder in that case.

Castillo is being held in custody after his bail on an open assault and battery case was revoked at his arraignment in Central Berkshire District Court last week.

Anyone with information regarding Sunday night's shooting is asked to contact Pittsfield Police Detective Glenn Civello at 413-448-9705.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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