Athens bikers charged in rival club shootout

(WRCB- ATHENS) Two members of a biker club in Athens were taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after an apparent shoot out with a rival biker club.

Athens Police tell Channel 3 a large fight between members of the Widowmaker/Outlaw biker club and Heathens/Nomad biker club broke out at an Applebees in Athens just before midnight Friday.

Later officers responded to a shots fired call at a nearby Kangaroo Convenience Store.

Witnesses told officers members of the Outlaws club had pulled into the station, they were followed by a Chevy Tahoe carrying members of the Heathens club who opened fire. Steven Kirkland returned fire but was shot, along with Patrick Petty, the two suffered non life threatening injuries.

The suspects were apprehended a short time later and charged with attempted first degree murder.


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