Second victim of Pittsfield shooting released from hospital
PITTSFIELD - The second of two victims from this past weekend's shooting on Second Street has been released from the hospital.
According to Pittsfield Police Detective Capt. Patrick F. Barry, a 23-year-old man shot in the neck by gunfire has been released from Berkshire Medical Center after being treated for his wounds. A juvenile who was grazed in the head in the shooting was released shortly after being admitted. Both victims are Pittsfield residents.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting at Adams and Second streets that took place just after 1 a.m. Saturday. The two victims have been "marginally cooperative," police said.
No suspects have yet been identified. Barry said a "possible suspect vehicle" in the case was an SUV similar in style to a GMC Denali. The vehicle was described as painted flat black with tinted windows and dark-colored rims.
Among other questions that remain include the identity of a third man who was in the victims' car and whether the shooting was connected to the memorial in honor of Chandler Lynch who died around the same time last year from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"We don't know at this point whether it's related to the memorial," Barry said.
Just prior to the shooting, police responded to Second Street to disperse the crowd due to a noise complaint.
Police also responded to Berkshire Medical Center and dispersed a crowd of concerned friends and family of the shooting victims.
Investigators do not believe the shooting was related to another incident that took place about an hour later near the Gulf gas station at 186 Wahconah Street, Barry said.
Police officers who were dealing with a disturbance outside of Adrien's Diner at 145 Wahconah Street heard shots fired near the gas station and went to investigate, said Barry. One officer gave chase to a possible suspect vehicle, but was unable to catch up to it, he said.
No one was reported injured in the second incident.
Shell casings were recovered at that scene.
This shooting marks the 14th confirmed incident of gunfire in the city this year.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pittsfield Police Detective John Gray at (413) 448-9700.
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