Three people were fatally shot and several people injured, including two police officers, in a shooting at a strip club early Tuesday morning, authorities said.
A gunman wearing body armor entered the Foxy Lady at about 2:30 a.m. and opened fire before killing himself, New Bedford police told WSAR radio.
“At this time, we have three confirmed dead, one on the outside on the sidewalk, one in front of the building and we believe the shooter inside the building is confirmed dead,” Capt. Richard Spirlet said. “We also have two officers that have been shot, their injuries do not appear to be life threatening. We also have a several patients who have sustained gunshot wounds as well.”
Spirlet said the gunman was armed with a “high-powered rifle” and “semi-automatic weapon,” and that he held some people hostage.
The police officers were providing a security detail at the club, police said.