Two arrested in Pittsfield shooting incidents; no injuries reported

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PITTSFIELD — Two people are facing charges in connection with a pair of shooting incidents in the city on Saturday.

Alexandra Mitchell, 21, and a 17-year-old male were arrested after a traffic stop shortly after the incidents, in which no one was injured, according to a statement by Pittsfield Police. The name of the male has not been released because he is a juvenile.

Police initially responded to a report of shots fired about 12:20 p.m. in the Wahconah Street area. The shots were detected by the city's ShotSpotter technology

Several minutes later, a second shooting was reported in the upper North Street area near Pontoosuc Lake.

Ballistic evidence was found at both scenes, and officers recovered a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire on upper North Street.

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Officers identified a suspect vehicle, which was spotted and pulled over on Yarmouth Street. Evidence was recovered from that vehicle, and police arrested the pair.

The juvenile was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition. Mitchell was charged with one count of unlawful possession of ammunition.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming, police said.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Pittsfield police detectives 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).

Adam Shanks can be reached at ashanks@berkshireeagle.com, at @EagleAdamShanks on Twitter, or 413-629-4517.


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