Pittsfield Police: Shots fired into bedrooms Tuesday and Wednesday


This story has been updated to reflect that the Wednesday morning shooting was into a bedroom on Wellington Avenue.

PITTSFIELD -- City police are investigating two early morning shootings that happened in the same neighborhood a day apart from each other.

Tuesday morning at about 3:50, someone shot a gun four times into a single-family home on Orchard Street between First and Second streets. No one was injured.

One bullet went through the wall of the home, another struck the window frame and the others pierced the window, lodging inside the walls and ceiling of a second-floor bedroom.

The bedroom's occupants didn't think what they had heard were gunshots at first. Only later did they realize that the bedroom had been fired into, police said.

Pittsfield Police Detective Capt. Patrick F. Barry said the area was searched and canvassed, but no eyewitnesses, shell casings or other evidence was found.

The shooting remains under investigation. The lead investigator in the case is Diane Caccamo.

Less than 24 hours later and just around the corner on Wellington Avenue, a woman was sleeping in her bedroom when she was startled awake by a gun shot at about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday. A bullet hole was found in the ceiling of the bedroom. No one was injured.

Crime Scene Investigator William King processed the scene, but no shell casings or projectiles were recovered, said Barry. Detective Thomas Harrington is lead investigator in this case.

While there were "similarities" between the two shootings, Barry said it was still too early to say whether the same perpetrator was behind both.

He said in the second shooting there had been people at the woman's house earlier that night who had gotten into an argument. No arrests have been made and that investigation is also continuing.

Wednesday's shooting marked the 11th confirmed incident of gunfire in the city this year.

Police are asking that anyone who has information about these crimes to call them at (413) 448-9700.

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