Several dozen people gathered at Park Square in Pittsfield on Monday for a rally, organized by community members, in response to the recent spate of violence in the city, including the shooting of a man on Dewey Avenue on Friday night.
Pittsfield Police have responded to multiple shooting incidents in the past two weeks, including a victim shot multiple times early June 1.
There were eight confirmed shootings during May, and a shooting homicide in April on North Street, the city’s main thoroughfare.
The victim in Friday’s shooting was treated for injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, according to a news release issued over the weekend. Police are searching for a thin black male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering or an insignia on the front, black “jogger” type pants and white sneakers.
Police said the shooting did not appear to be a random incident.
Anyone who might have witnessed the shootings, or who might have information about them, is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705. Information can be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau, the Drug Tips hotline at 413-448-9708, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).