Fight between rival biker gangs in Clayton ends with 1 shot, 4 with head injuries

Johnston County News

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A fight between rival biker gangs outside a Clayton restaurant left one person with a gunshot wound and four others with head injuries Wednesday night, a Town of Clayton spokesperson told CBS 17.

According to the official, an “altercation between members of rival motorcycle gangs” occurred outside a restaurant and one person ended up getting shot. Four other gang members suffered head injuries “from weapons used” during the fight.

Ben Owens, general manager of the Cleveland Draft House in Clayton, released a statement to CBS 17 regarding the fight.

He said the restaurant’s parking lot was the “unfortunate meeting place” for the two groups.

“Around 11 p.m. a car pulled aggressively into our back parking lot, one of our bartenders became suspicious and locked everyone inside,” Owens said in the statement.

He said he is thankful his staff and patrons were not involved in “what became quite a brawl.”

Owens said his establishment was at the wrong place at the wrong time and not involved in any way with the altercation.

“We do hope for the welfare of everyone involved and we can only hope that this would never, ever happen again whether here at any unsuspecting place of business,” Owens said.

All five people were transported to WakeMed for treatment. The spokesperson said their conditions are unknown at this time and police are still working to identify those who were involved.

The spokesperson said they anticipate an update later on Thursday.

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