Pittsfield Police Investigating Congress Street Shooting

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. —  Police are investigating a Congress Street shooting that left a city man with life-threatening injuries.
On Saturday May 21 at approximately 10:45 PM, Pittsfield Police Patrol Units responded to house on Congress Street for a reported shooting victim. 
According to police, officers found a 24 year old man suffering from a gunshot wound, and they began rendering aid. Pittsfield Fire Department and County Ambulance responded to the scene and provided medical aid prior to transporting the victim to BMC with life threatening injuries.
Members of the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau responded to assist the Patrol Division. 
Further investigation revealed the shooting took place at another residence on Congress Street. Police remained on scene until
approximately 6:00 AM in order to process the scene. 
At this time, the victim is in stable condition.
This is not believed to be a random incident.
This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department Detective Bureau (413-448-9705), call the Tip line (413-448- 9706), or send a tip via text message by texting “PITTIP” and your message to
847411 (TIP411)
Detective Timothy Koenig is the Lead Detective on the case and can be reached at 448-9705 ext 570.

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