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Gunfire in Pittsfield's West Side neighborhood strikes house

PITTSFIELD — Gunshots were fired in the city's West Side neighborhood Monday night, police said, with no reported injuries. 

Police responded to multiple shots in the area of 242 Onota Street. 

"This is not believed to be a random incident," said Capt. Thomas Dawley in a statement. 

He said the shooting remains under investigation. The shots triggered the city's ShotSpotter detection system at 7:42 p.m., according to the Pittsfield Police Department daily dispatch logs.

A witness told police that they saw a male dressed in all black fleeing the scene towards Chestnut Street, said Dawley.

No one was hurt in the shooting incident, but a home on Onota Street was struck by several gunshots, according to Dawley.

Pittsfield police investigators and a police K9 canvassed the residential area where the gunshots rang out, but located no suspects.

Police said it was also unclear how many people were involved in the incident, which led officers to shut down the area of Onota Street at Hillside Street for about an hour while investigation was underway. 

Authorities found ballistic evidence at the scene, and collected video surveillance which will be reviewed in the course of the investigation. 

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting incident to contact the department's Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705, call the tip line at 413-448-9706 or send a tip through a text by texting “PITTIP” and the message to 847411 (TIP411).

Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6296.

Cops and Courts Reporter

Amanda Burke is Cops and Courts Reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. An Ithaca, New York native, she previously worked at The Herald News of Fall River and the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.

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