Pittsfield Police Investigating Daytime Shooting on Springside Avenue

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are asking for information about a shooting incident Monday on Springside Avenue that saw several homes struck by bullets while children were getting off a school bus. 

A ShotSpotter activation occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Monday on Springside Avenue near the intersection of Parker Street. Several residents also called police to report a shooting.

Responding officers confirmed that there were no reported injuries but found that several buildings on Springside Avenue had been struck by gunfire and shell casings were recovered nearby.

"Daytime shootings, however, in residential neighborhoods with children present cannot be tolerated," the Pittsfield Police Department wrote in a press release.

"These shots were fired at a time when many schoolchildren were getting off buses and walking
to their homes. These acts are unacceptable and we would urge anyone with information
and/or video surveillance to contact police."

Anyone who wishes to provide information is asked to contact Lt. John Soules at 413-448-9700, Ext. 599. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

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Wreath Art Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Wreath Art Auction is back in-person at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 2.
Dozens of local artists and members of the Springside Greenhouse Group have created original holiday wreaths, centerpieces and more. The preview party and sale begins at 5pm and the live auction will take place after the Park Square Holiday Tree Lighting at 6:30 pm. 
Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $10. Light food and beverages will be available.  100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of these original works of art will be donated to the South Congregational Church Food Pantry. The Wreath Art Auction has raised more than $30,000 over the years for the food pantry. 
The wreaths will be delivered and installed at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 10am-2pm and previewed on the Cultural Pittsfield Facebook Page.  
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