An alleged fight between Outcast MC and Thug Riders MC in Augusta, Georgia ended in a mass shooting as two victims were shot dead and three injured – as 12 people are charged with double murder.
Two people have been killed following a mass shooting where rival biker gangs allegedly opened fire on one another.
Authorities have reportedly filed murder charges against 12 individuals from Outcast MC and Thug Riders MC after a bloody brawl broke out.
Outcast was allegedly hosting a gathering at their clubhouse at East Boundary in Augusta, Georgia at 6.35pm (EDT) on Saturday.
The situation suddenly turned hostile after a heated exchange between the two groups, leading to shots being fired, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Keith Coates, 30, and Germayne Farrell, 51, were shot dead, according to the Richmond County Coroner.
The gathering quickly turned sour after the rival gang turned up at Outcast territory (Image: Facebook)
Three other people were reportedly left injured while bullet-riddled cars could be seen being towed away from the scene.
A dozen people believed to be connected to the shoot-out are being charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.
Three of those facing charges were also shot, including one person with critical injuries.
Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree told CBS: “Deputies arrived and they found multiple victims had been shot. Unfortunately two victims expired on the scene.
“Words were exchanged and multiple shots [were] fired resulting in the death of individuals.”
Jailers at Charles B. Webster Detention Center in Augusta worked through the night into Sunday morning to book the suspects into prison, according to the Augusta Press.
Authorities have charged James Bryant, 31, Larry Sutton, 42, Tysen Harper, 38, Johnathan Keaton, 32, Larry Ross, 44, Deja Dotson, 30, Corry Sapp, 30, Jessica Sapp, 30, McKayla Rickett, 26, Mathew Willis, 28, Freddie Crosson, 39 and Kenneth Taylor, 43.
Almost 270 mass shootings – an incident where four or more people are shot – have taken place in the US this year, resulting in almost 1,000 casualties.
The Daily Star has reached out to Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for more information.
Source: Daily Star
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