Pittsfield site of multiple shooting incidents last weekend


PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield motel was the scene of a shootout early Saturday, police said, but no one bothered to report it.

The incident was one of three shooting incidents reported in Pittsfield last weekend.

Workers cleaning the rooms at the Berkshire Inn Motel on West Housatonic Street called police shortly at 10:12 a.m. Saturday after finding evidence of the shooting, according to Pittsfield Police Detective Capt. Patrick F. Barry.

"It appears someone shot into the room and someone else inside the room shot back," he said. No injuries were reported in connection with the incident, which police believe the shooting took place around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Shell casings were recovered at the scene, Barry said.

He said there were "people of interest" in the case who had rented the room, but they are still trying to determine who, if any of these people, were involved.

Barry said several people have been interviewed. The investigation is continuing with Det. Kim Bertelli taking the lead in the case.

Earlier that morning, about 1:30 a.m., there were multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Silver and Third streets.

Police only have a vague description of the perpetrator, who is described as a black male driving a dark colored vehicle. The man was seen fleeing the area.

No one was reported injured and no shell casings were recovered in that incident.

Police do not believe the two shootings were related, Barry said.

There were also reports of gunshots on Friday at about 10:30 p.m. on the 200 block of Dewey Avenue.

"There were no injuries as far as we know," Barry said.

Police are still investigating a shooting from May 13 on Springside Avenue near the park.

Shell casings were recovered at that scene but no descriptions of the perpetrator have been given.

No one reported being injured in that shooting.

"We have no hard suspects in any of these [shootings]," Barry said.

Anyone with information on these shootings is urged to call the Pittsfield Police Detective Unit at (413) 448-9705.

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