Three Dead in New Bedford Shooting

Three people were fatally shot, and several others, including two police officers, were wounded at an early morning rampage at a New Bedford strip club, police said.
"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.''
Police did not immediately release the names of the dead or injured.
The gunman wearing body armor entered the Foxy Lady at about 2:30 a.m. and opened fire before killing himself, police told WSAR radio.
Spirlet said the gunam was armed with a "high-powered rifle'' and "semi-automatic weapon,'' and that he held some people hostage.
New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang called it "divine intervention'' that the officers weren't more seriously hurt.
The officers were providing a security detail at the club.
A state police helicopter, canine unit and special tactics unit responded to the scene, a state police spokeswoman said.
The Foxy Lady is located on Route 6 at the New Bedford-Fairhaven line. The street and bridge were closed during the investigation.

This program aired on December 12, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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