Female suffers gunshot injury at home of Pittsfield police officer

Police are investigating a shooting on Cromwell Avenue in Pittsfield. The victim was taken to Berkshire Medical Center, where she underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition, according to Fred Lantz, spokesman for the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

PITTSFIELD — Police are investigating a shooting on Cromwell Avenue in which a female was wounded at a Pittsfield police officer's home.

The victim was taken to Berkshire Medical Center, where she underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition, according to Fred Lantz, spokesman for the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

"The shooting appears to be an isolated incident and there does not appear to be any risk to the public," Lantz said in a statement. 

At 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call from the off-duty officer to say he had come home to 102 Cromwell Ave. and discovered that the female had been shot.

Police Chief Michael Wynn, who was on the scene along with other investigators and interim Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello, said there was no risk to the public but declined to name the officer, or the age or name of the victim.

According to real estate records, the home is owned by Miles J. Barber, a Pittsfield police officer. 

Authorities did not describe the nature of the shooting or categorize how it is being viewed by law enforcement officials.

The red, multistory home is located off North Street, about 2 miles north of downtown. 

A neighbor in a house nearby said he had not heard any gunshots.

Wynn said the department is launching an internal investigation, but detectives assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office are investigating because the address is associated with a current Pittsfield officer. 

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