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Pittsfield man dies in hunting accident on Monument Valley Road

An initial police investigation into the incident suggest the incident was an accident.

Great Barrington — The Great Barrington Police Department is releasing the name of the person killed in Saturday’s (April 27) fatal hunting accident.

Christopher Puntin, 44, of Pittsfield, died after sustaining a fatal gunshot wound during  a youth turkey hunt in a wooded area on Monument Valley Road. An initial police investigation into the incident suggest the incident was an accident.

“This is a tragic situation for all involved,: said Chief William Walsh. “I’d like to commend the efforts of all responders under the command of Sgt. Adam Carlotto and Sgt. Paul Storti on a very difficult call.”

Chief Walsh also praised the assistance police received from the Great Barrington Fire Department and the Southern Berkshire Ambulance Squad.

The incident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts Environmental Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, and Great Barrington Police.

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