Two men shot at Elm Street home in Pittsfield

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PITTSFIELD — Two men were shot Friday at an Elm Street home, and both were transported to the hospital.

All city police units raced to the shooting, which activated the city's ShotSpotter gunshot alert system about 6 p.m.

The two victims, one a white male with tattoos and the other a black male, were conscious and alert as they were loaded into ambulances and taken to Berkshire Medical Center.

Police had guns drawn as they encountered the black male with his hands up in the backyard of 70 Elm St.; the other victim appeared to be inside the home.

Within minutes, officers had the men on stretchers so first responders could attend to wounds. Family members descended on scene.

"Where's my brother?" a woman yelled, sobbing and gasping for air as she ran toward officers. "Where did he shoot him?"

Officers believe one of the victims was a resident of the home. The circumstances of the shooting were not clear, but police did not believe there was a shooter at large.

About a dozen emergency vehicles lit up the front of the house. Officers said it would take them hours to comb through blood evidence and other evidence inside the house.

"We'll be here for quite a while," said Detective Lt. Mike Maddalena.


Amanda Drane can be contacted at adrane@berkshireeahle.com, @amandadrane on Twitter, and 413-496-6296.


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