- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Pittsfield’s police chief is blaming gang activity for a recent spate of violence in the city.

The Berkshire Eagle (https://bit.ly/21DxtyR) reports that Chief Michael Wynn told a crown of community leaders and citizens that the general public doesn’t appear to be “directly” at risk in connection with the incidents. But he added that’s he’s worried “about someone being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Recent violent acts in the city include a pair of nonfatal shootings and a near-fatal stabbing. There also were two reports of gunfire in which no one was hit, but at least one building was struck. In the most recent shooting on Sunday, a 17-year-old boy was injured.

Wynn says police are familiar with most of the people involved in the violence.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, https://www.berkshireeagle.com

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