Pittsfield woman killed in shooting

Police tape is stretched across an area of Francis Avenue near Bradford Street in Pittsfield on Friday night, after a shooting that took the life of a city resident.

PITTSFIELD  — A city resident died Friday night in a shooting, and police are asking for the public's help.

Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington confirmed Friday that Cassandra Brouthers, 22, of Woodlawn Avenue, died in what police are investigating as a homicide. The shooting occurred in the area of Robbins Avenue and Bradford Street, according to Harrington. 

The Police Department's ShotSpotter system detected gunshots in the area around 9 p.m.  The Berkshire County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Center was parked at Bradford and Robbins after the shooting. State police also were at the scene.

Nearby, officers at Francis Aveneue and Bradford were looking at a gray or silver vehicle with the windshield apparently smashed on the passenger side.

Crime scene tape  was stretched at that scene, and officers with flashlights apparently were searching for evidence in the grass.

A resident of the area, who declined to be identified, said they heard four to five gunshots.

Police tape also was stretched out around a block of Francis near Bradford. Numerous police units remained on the scene late into the evening.

No arrests had been made as of late Friday, and the public is being asked to call police at 413-448-9700 if they have any information.

Harrington offered condolences to Brouthers' family.

Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com, on Twitter @amandaburkec and 413-496-6296.