Pittsfield Police: Shots fired Thursday targeted suspect in June 16 shootout


PITTSFIELD -- City police said the suspect in a shootout last month was the likely target of a second shooting on Thursday night that left bullet holes in a multi-family apartment building's walls but resulted in no injuries.

According to the Pittsfield Police, they responded to the building on South Atlantic Street for a report of shots fired at about 10 p.m. Thursday and discovered several bullet holes riddling the front of one of the apartments.

According to Pittsfield Police Detective Capt. Patrick F. Barry, the man they believe was the intended target is a suspect in a June 16 shootout that left two people with gunshot wounds. Police did not release the man's name.

Barry said they recovered shell casings in front of the building and bullet fragments inside the apartment.

The residents were not cooperative with investigators, according to the captain.

The June 16 shootout occurred in the area of Tyler and Brown streets at about 1 a.m. A 20-year-old Pittsfield man and a 21-year-old man from Newburgh, N.Y., were both taken to Berkshire Medical Center for non-life threatening gunshot wounds, said police. Both men have been released from the hospital and have been uncooperative with the investigation, said Barry.

Police continue to work on the case, but no arrests have been made yet.

Anyone with information on either case is urged to call the Pittsfield Police Department's Detective Bureau at (413) 448-9705.

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