Atlanta Police officers found Angel J. Perez-Martinez, 30, with a gunshot wound in his chest in the parking lot of Dirty Ryderz MC Clubhouse on Lee Street, just before 9 p.m., a police report shows.
Witnesses told police a dark gray, midsized vehicle drove by with one or more gunmen inside shooting at people near the club, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear if Perez-Martinez, who died on the scene, and the other victims were together or patronizing the club.
One of the other victims, Jessica Rivera-Nadal, 22, was shot in the leg and was sent to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Christopher Allan Newsome, 23, was “grazed” on his arm but refused to go the hospital, the report says.
According to the police report, a .40-caliber cartridge case and damages to the front of the building from the gunshots were found.
A spokeswoman for Atlanta Police said detectives were investigating who might have been responsible for the shooting and what their motives were. Asked for further information, she would only say the incident is under investigation.
A phone number listed online for Dirty Ryderz MC Clubhouse was disconnected.
In spite of the deadly incident in its parking lot Tuesday night, the nightclub’s website says the establishment aims for positivity and togetherness.
“We, as an organization, have a mission to uplift our communities in a positive way,” the website says. “We want to portray a positive image showing solidarity in the community, by joining together as a brotherhood/sisterhood.”