Update! Shooting In Pittsfield On Parker Street Monday Afternoon(VIDEO)
(This story has been updated as of Tuesday morning. Scroll to the bottom for the updated information.)
What a crazy city we live in, Pittsfield residents. Imagine this happening to you. My co-worker leaves work on a Monday afternoon, turns onto Parker Street where she lives, and happens upon a shooting in progress.
We don't have a lot of information at this time but apparently, the occupants of two vehicles were involved in a shooting battle on Parker Street on Monday afternoon in an area that has plenty of kids and children.
The cars entered the bottom of Parker from Tyler Street and witnesses say the occupants of the white car started firing at a blue car. Later on, bullet casings were found in at least one of the residences.
Eventually, Pittsfield Police stopped the vehicle that was suspected to be a part of the chase however sources say that the suspects were detained and released when no weapon was found. Here's some video from Brian Andrews:
We have an official update on the story from Lieutenant John Soules of the Pittsfield Police Department. According to Lt. Soules, at approximately 3:30 Monday afternoon, Pittsfield Police Officers responded to Springside Avenue at the intersection of Parker Street for a ShotSpotter activation.
Numerous residents in the area also called the police to report a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene they confirmed there were no injuries however several residences on Springside Avenue had been struck by gunfire. Shell casings were recovered in the area.
Police officers did apprehend some suspects at one point but they were released after officers found no weapons on their persons and no weapons in their vehicle. Lt. Soules had this to say in the media statement:
The Pittsfield Police Department takes all reports of gunfire seriously. Daytime shootings, however, in residential neighborhoods with children present cannot be tolerated. These shots were fired at a time when many schoolchildren were getting off buses and walking to their homes.
The Pittsfield Police Department is asking for anyone who may have any information pertaining to this incident to please give them a call Lt. Soules at 413-448-9700 extension 599, anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).