Shots fired in Pittsfield neighborhood

PITTSFIELD — At least two homes were hit by gunfire at about 3:30pm Monday, moments after children got home from school.

“The girl across the street, she had just gotten in the door and she didn’t hear it, thank God, because she’s there by herself for a little bit. It’s very scary,” said a neighbor.

There are new bullet holes in the white two-family home on the corner of Springside Avenue and Parker Street.

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Neighbors say people were inside when the shots were fired. A man at that apartment declined to comment to us.

“I heard four shots. They said it was five, but we heard pop pop pop pop,” said a neighbor. “And we were just like what the heck, it’s 3:30 in the afternoon! When we found out, it was scary, especially when we found out my neighbors house was— probably when they were turning the corner, it got hit.”

Police say they were alerted to gunfire when their ShotSpotter system went off and they also got calls from residents.

They found no injuries, but did recover shell casings at the scene.

This gunfire follows Friday’s shooting death on Goodrich Street. Police made an arrest in that case.

After shots were fired in the Springside neighborhood Monday, with so many people home, residents are thankful no one was hit.

“Shocked,” said a neighbor. “We’ve had things happen, everybody has something in the neighborhood, but not like this.”

Police are looking for anyone with information or video. People can contact Lieutenant John Soules at 413-448-9700 extension 599.
There is also an anonymous tip line: 413-448-9706, or you can text PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).