- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 13, 2006

NEW BEDFORD (AP) — A man who had been barred from a strip club after his relationship with a bartender soured returned early yesterday dressed in SWAT gear and opened fire, killing two persons before he was fatally shot, police and the club owner said.

The shooter walked into the Foxy Lady about 2:30 a.m. with a high-powered rifle and a semiautomatic weapon, police Capt. Richard Spirlet said.

Capt. Spirlet confirmed that three persons, including the gunman, were killed, and two police officers who had been working security were among several people injured. It was not clear whether the gunman shot himself or was shot by police. The number of people injured and the extent of their injuries were not released.

Outside the club, police cars riddled with bullet holes were parked in the street.

Club owner Tom Tsoumas said the two men killed in the gunman’s attack were his nephew, Tory Marandos, 30, who was managing the club, and a security guard, Bobby Carreira.

“We had told this young man not to come near the club,” Mr. Tsoumas said.

Mr. Carreira had told the man: ” ‘This isn’t the place for you. She doesn’t want to see you. It’s only going to cause problems,’ ” Mr. Tsoumas said. “He went away, but he evidently came in last night.”

Mr. Tsoumas identified the shooter as Scott Medeiros, who he said was familiar with the layout of the club because he had recently installed the security system, Mr. Tsoumas said.

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