One person wounded after being grazed by projectile on Spring Street in Pittsfield.

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PITTSFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Pittsfield Police are still searching for the person responsible for discharging a firearm on Spring Street Saturday night, with one of the projectiles striking a person in the vicinity.

Lieutenant Thomas Dawley of the Pittsfield Police Department tells us that they received multiple calls around 11:45 p.m. for a report of shots fired in the area of 54 Spring Street.

When police arrived on scene, they located a 38-year-old man who had been grazed by a projectile from a firearm that had been discharged.

The victim was then transported to the hospital with, what appeared to be, non-life threatening injuries.

Sgt. Hill of the Pittsfield Police Department tells Western Mass News that it is unclear if the person injured was the target or a bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Upon further investigation and speaking to several witnesses, officials determined that the suspect had fled the scene down Spring Street, and that this was also an isolated incident.

Pittsfield Police K9 units managed to locate a firearm and other evidence that had been tossed by the suspect in the nearby area. 

According to eyewitnesses, the suspect responsible for this incident, who remains at large, is described as a white male at about 6-feet tall and was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket.

The incident remains under investigation by the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau, Crime Scene Services Unit, and Uniformed Patrol Division.

If you have any information on this incident, you are urged to contact the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.

You can also submit an anonymous tip to the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau via the Drug Tips hotline at 413-448-9708.

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