Gun Battle At Calif. Bikers’ Club Kills 1, Wounds Dozen

Source: AP / CBS News

FRESNO, CALIF. – A “running gun battle” at a Central California motorcycle club’s annual dance left one man dead, a dozen others wounded, hundreds of partygoers scrambling for cover and now, investigators trying to determine what triggered it.

As the first of more than 100 law enforcement officers arrived early Saturday morning, shots were still be fired around the Soul Brothers clubhouse near Fresno, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.

The gunfire erupted during the Soul Brothers’ annual dance, which draws bikers and other motorcycle clubs from all over the state. About 500 people were inside the warehouse-like clubhouse when the shooting started.

The shooting began inside, then quickly moved outside, where a gun battle ensued, reports CBS Fresno affiliate KGPE-TV.

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