The Great Barrington Police are investigating a fatal hunting accident.
At around noon on Saturday, officers, as well as the Great Barrington Fire and EMT, responded to a wooded area on Monument Valley Road for a report of a hunting incident.
First responders found Christopher Puntin, 44, of Pittsfield, had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
He, as well as two other adults and a juvenile, were participating in a youth turkey hunt.
No other injuries were reported.
Preliminary results of the investigation show that the gunshot wound occurred while Puntin was handling a shotgun.
The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.
State Police, the Berkshire D.A.’s Office, and Massachusetts Environmental Police are also involved in the investigation.