Shots fired on Third Street and Lake Street


PITTSFIELD -- A car and home were struck by bullets on Wednesday night at the intersection of Third Street and Lake Street in Pittsfield, according to police. No one was reported hurt.

Pittsfield police received multiple reports of shots fired at 8:48 p.m., according to Pittsfield police Captain John Mullin.

Two males dressed in black clothing were seen running from the scene, toward Second St and then south on Second Street, Mullin said. Police conducted a search of the area, using a K-9 track but were unsuccessful in locating the perpetrators.

Several witnesses who live near the site of the reported gun shots, said they saw two men at the scene. Two witnesses reported that police uncovered shell casings in a snow bank, in front of a home at the intersection.

One witness said he saw a woman yell at the gunmen after "four or five shots" were fired, and then heard more shots. He saw two men standing near a small fence in front of the home. He believed the gunmen may have crossed the street and fired at a car. They were dressed in black, he said.

One woman who lives on Lake Street close to the site of the shooting, said she heard at least four shots. She looked out her window and saw two men with guns firing, she said. Sparks flew out of the guns, she said.

Another man who lives close to the shooting, said he heard "five or six shots," fired consecutively. "I jumped right up and looked out the window," he said. He didn't have a chance to see anybody, he said.

One woman said she heard eight or nine shots, from her apartment nearby.

Multiple witnesses reported seeing the men run up Lake Street after the shooting.

Pittsfield police responded to the scene and closed off part of the street with police tape, according to witnesses.

One homeowner who has lived on the street for about 15 years, said he hasn't seen a shooting on the street before, but said there has been a lot of drug activity.

Anybody who witnessed the incident or noticed suspicious activity around the time of the crime are asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.

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