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Police are investigating a shooting on First Street. A vehicle suspected in the incident was found on Tyler Street.

Pittsfield Police Arrest Juvenile After Shooting on First Street

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city teen was injured and a juvenile taken into custody after a shooting Tuesday on First Street.
Police said they responded at approximately 4 p.m. near the First Street Cumberland Farms and located a 19-year-old on Adam Street suffering from a gunshot wound. 
Pittsfield Fire Department and Action Ambulance responded to the scene and provided medical aid prior taking the teen to Berkshire Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Members of the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau, Crime Scene, Narcotics Unit and Anti-Crime Unit also responded to the scene to assist the Patrol Division.
A vehicle involved was located on Tyler Street along with the firearm suspected in the shooting. A juvenile was subsequently arrested for unlawful possession of the firearm. Police said the shooting was not believed to be a random.
A bystander said they saw two people in the vehicle but the police report only mentioned the juvenile.
The vehicle was towed to the police station pending further processing. 
Police continue to investigate the juvenile's involvement in shooting. Video evidence is being collected and witnesses are being interviewed. 
State Police are assisting with the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau 413-448-9705, call the tip line at 413-448-9706, or tip via text to "PITTIP" and your message to 847411 (TIP411)
Detective Ignacio Matos is the lead detective on the case and can be reached at 413-448-9705, Ext. 576.


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