At 2:13 a.m. Sunday, January 20, Pittsfield Police Department officers responded to an outside location on Edward Avenue for a report of a possible gunshot victim. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jaden C. Salois, 18, of Dalton, died of a gunshot wound to the torso, according to preliminary results of an autopsy performed Sunday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Holyoke. The victim’s identity was not initially released. Dr. Robert Welton, associate medical examiner for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, ruled the death a homicide.

An active investigation into the deadly shooting is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department, State Police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department and forensic scientists assigned to the State Police Crime Lab.

Anyone who witnessed the attack, or has information about the incident, is asked to call the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau at (413) 448-9705.

Pittsfield police have no reason to believe the public faces a threat. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Department 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).