Adams Police Investigating Shooting That Injured One
By Jack Guerino iBerkshires Staff
Update at 9:07 p.m.: Authorities are still not revealing the identity of the Adams man who was shot Wednesday afternoon but say he is expected to survive.
There is no indication that the shooter has been arrested. Adams Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or have other information to contact the station at 413-743-1212.
According a statement from the district attorney's office late Wednesday, police recieved a call of shots fired on North Summer Street at 3:45 p.m. and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds at 30 North Summer.
He was taken taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where he underwent surgery. He remains hospitalized. The man's name, age and any relationship he may have had with the shooter are not being divulged at this time.
The investigation is being conducted by members of the Adams and North Adams police departments, the Berkshire County sheriff's office, state troopers assigned to the district attorney's office, members of the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force and the State Police Crime Scene Services and Ballistics Sections and chemists assigned to the Crime Lab.
Police tape cordons off an apartment on North Summer Street where the shooting occurred.
Original post at 5:36 p.m.:
ADAMS, Mass. — Police are investigating a shooting on North Summer Street that occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Police Chief Richard Tarsa declined to provide detailed information at this point other than to confirm that someone was shot at 30 North Summer St. He said more information would be available later.
"There was a report of a shooting and officers were detailed and are actively investigating it and someone was transported to BMC with injuries," Tarsa said at the scene. "It's still early in the investigation and we don't want to compromise anything."
The large apartment building at 28-30 North Summer has police tape across the front stairs to 30 North Summer. The building, which has a number of units in it, is located at the corner of North Summer and Jordan street.
Both state police and Adams Police cruisers were parked in front of the building. According to reports on social media, several ambulances had initially responded to the scene. Neighbors were cautioned to stay in their homes.
Police also had stopped and taken a person into custody in a dramatic encounter sometime after 4 p.m. in the middle of Columbia Street, at the intersection of Cook Street. He reportedly has been released and it is not clear he had anything to do with the shooting.