Suspected Ludlow shooter identifed by police

Bruce W. Brissette, Jr. fired gun 11 times, police say

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Ludlow police say a man who shot at a house during a domestic dispute before taking his own life, fired his 9mm Beretta handgun a total of 11 times. Police Sgt. Daniel Valadas identified the shooter as 41 year-old Bruce W. Brissette, Jr. of Ludlow.

Sgt. Michael Brennan told 22News that shortly before 6:30 Sunday night, police were called to 24 Helena Street. A woman inside the home told police that her estranged husband was shooting at her house. The woman, her two children, and a niece were barricaded inside a room, and were unhurt. They later got out of the house through a front window with the help of police.

Brennan said that Brissette fatally shot himself before police could make contact with him.

His body is currently at the state medical examiner’s office in Boston, Valadas said.

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