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Police investigating homicide in North Adams

North Adams Crime Scene

Several agencies are investigating an incident that occurred on Charlies Street in North Adams.

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NORTH ADAMS — Authorities are investigating a homicide that occurred on Charles Street.

The North Adams Police Department and Northern Berkshire Emergency Medical Services responded to a residence on Charles Street shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday after receiving a 911 call, according to a news release from the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office. First responders found one victim, and pronounced the person dead at the scene.

The victim’s name was not released. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has taken custody of the body and will determine the cause of death, the release stated.

Andrew McKeever, spokesman for the DA’s office, said he couldn’t comment on whether authorities were searching for a suspect.

Asked whether the victim and the suspect knew each other, McKeever replied: “The evidence collected thus far suggests that this wasn’t random.”

An investigation by the Massachusetts State Police remains ongoing. Berkshire DA Andrea Harrington, the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services, and forensic scientists from the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab also responded to the scene.

“Law enforcement does not believe that the perpetrator(s) poses an immediate danger to the general public,” the DA’s office said in the release.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked contact the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire DA’s Office at 413-499-1112 or North Adams police at 413-664-4945.

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