LANESBOROUGH, Mass. (WWLP) – The Berkshire County District Attorney is investigating a shooting that took place near Bailey Road in Lanesborough late Tuesday morning.
According to Chief Timothy Sorrell of the Lanesborough Police Department, officers responded to a call about a household member shooting in a house and out of a window around 11 a.m. Chief Sorrell said the person who reported the shooting to police went into a neighbors house for safety.
Chief Sorrell said responding officers immediately set up a perimeter around the house and shut down a portion of Bailey Road.
According to a post on the Lanesborough Police Department’s official Facebook page, there was no danger to the public. Bailey Road was closed from Greylock Estates Road to Noppet Road. The north end of Silver Street was also blocked off to drivers.
Massachusetts State Police Lt. Tom Ryan told 22News a member of their crisis negotiating team was called in to help Lanesborough Police.
The Berkshire County Special Response Team and Massachusetts State Police Crisis Negotiators tried numerous attempts to contact the person in the house but there was no response, police say.
Chief Sorrell said after almost six hours of no contact with the person in the house, officers entered the house and turned the scene over to the DA’s office for further assessment.
Bailey Road reopened around 7 p.m.
Pittsfield Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, Berkshire County Sheriffs Department, Lee Police Department, Lenox Police Department, North Adams Police Department and Adams Police Department assisted Lanesborough Police.
No further details were available.
This is a developing story. 22News will bring you updates as more information becomes available.