WASHINGTON, Mass. (AP) — State police are investigating a shooting in a state park in Western Massachusetts.
Police say troopers responded to October Mountain State Forest in the town of Washington at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.
MSP Troopers investigating shooting in October Mountain State Forest in Washington. Occurred at approx 1 am. Male victim transported to Berkshire Medical Ctr w/life threatening injury. Assailant believed to have fled area.
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) August 21, 2018
There they found a victim, described as a young man, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.
He was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
His name was not immediately released.
The suspect is thought to have fled the area.
At 16,500 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts.