A man was fatally shot outside a bar in an affluent community in western Massachusetts on Tuesday night, officials said, and some of the nation’s top law enforcement leaders were called to the scene.
The shooting at the Paradise Valley Bar & Grill in Vaughan, New York, was captured on surveillance video, according to a statement from the state Attorney General’s Office. No one else was injured, officials said.
“It is a tragic situation, but we are putting the pieces together as quickly as we can,” Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement.
Police are searching for a suspect in connection with the shooting. State police assigned to the AG’s office are investigating. The attorney general’s office will consult with the U.S. Marshals Service as part of the investigation.
According to the statement, the man seen on the video holding a handgun entered the bar. The suspect and the bar’s bartender left for approximately five minutes, police said.
“From a distance,” the statement said, “it appears on the video that the two had known each other, although investigators have no information that anyone else was involved in the shooting.”
When the two returned, the man was gone.
“Apparently, the suspect was looking for the bartender and that is where this deadly encounter occurred,” Mass. State Police Lt. James Britt said.
According to the AG’s office, the victim was a 46-year-old man who appeared to be in his 50s. He appeared to be in an altercation inside the bar and then came out armed with a gun, authorities said. He was fatally shot during the altercation.
The victim has been identified as David “Mac” P. Dorr.
Somerset County District Attorney Michael Droney said Dorr was a former Outlaws biker and was most recently living in Maine.
“Mr. Dorr was particularly well known to this office and this office had more than a dozen criminal investigations of him over the years,” Droney said.
A law enforcement official who did not want to be identified said Dorr and the suspect lived near each other in Maine.
The shooting remains under investigation.