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Two Pittsfielders Arrested After Early Morning Gunfire

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Two Pittsfield, Massachusetts residents were arrested early Thursday morning on illegal firearm possession charges. 

Pittsfield Police Lieutenant Gary Traversa says that gunfire on Glenwood Avenue reported by both citizens and ShotSpotter technology led law enforcement to make the arrests on Daniels Avenue.

“Laquan Johnson of Pittsfield, age 25, was arrested for possession of a firearm without an FID card, and David Moody, age 28, of Pittsfield, for possession of a firearm without an FID card, subsequent offense, and firearm violation with one prior violent or drug crime,” said Traversa.

Police say that the shots hit a vehicle. The suspects were arraigned in district court remotely from the police station due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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