Two biker club members injured after shoot-out in Athens

ATHENS, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A large fight broke out between alleged rival biker clubs Friday night in Athens, leaving at least two people injured.

Officials say just before midnight officers responded to a large fight at Applebee's between members of The Widowmakers/Outlaws Biker Club and The Heathen/Nomad Biker Club.

A short time later, police were called to a shots fired call at the Kangaroo convenience store on Decatur Pike.

When they arrived, they say they found the "Outlaws" gang had pulled into the station and members of the "Heathens" gang allegedly opened fire on them from a Chevy Tahoe.

Steven Kirkland was injured with a gunshot wound, but was able to return fire. Also injured in the shootout was rival member Patrick Petty.

A short time later officers arrested "Heathens" members Patrick Petty, Jarod Christopher Grant, Robert Douglas Wood, Thomas Clayton Ingle Jr., and Jerry Watson Henry.

All the suspects were charged with Attempted First Degree murder.

No word on the current condition of the victims at this time.


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