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Pittsfield Police Make Arrest in Friday Shooting
12:44PM / Sunday, June 14, 2020

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was arrested Friday afternoon after a shooting just after noontime that wounded him and another man. 
 
Dane Kessler, 27, was arrested shortly after police responded to a Shot Spotter activation in the area of Francis Avenue and discovered evidence of a shooting along and recovered a loaded firearm.
 
Witnesses in the area had also contacted police. Police say preliminary investigation showed that at least two parties were most likely firing at one another. 
 
While processing the scene, investigating officers said they learned that a 26-year-old Pittsfield man had arrived at Berkshire Medical Center with gunshot wounds. Officers then located Kessler and placed him under arrest for his involvement in the shooting. At that time, Kessler indicated that he had been shot in the leg, and officers transported him to BMC for treatment. 
 
The wounds to Kessler and the other man are not believed to be life threatening.
 
Kessler is charged with carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, and assault with a dangerous weapon (firearm). 
 
The investigation is ongoing and police are asking that anyone who wishes to provide information contact Detective Bassett at 413-448-9700 x529. 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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