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One man shot after fight at motorcycle club gathering in Callaway County

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CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. - The Callaway County Sheriff's Office got a call that a man arrived at a hospital in Jefferson City with a gunshot wound around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The victim, a 23-year-old from Jefferson City, was shot at a party in the 1800 block of State Road 94, just outside of Jefferson City in Callaway County.

The victim was transported to University Hospital in Columbia and was released after his injuries were treated.

The Sheriff's Office was joined by Jefferson City police, Holts Summit police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers.

When authorities arrived to the scene, several people were still there.

Deputies said that a motorcycle club was hosting a party with about 30 to 50 people in attendance. They said a fight broke out between several of the bikers.

The fight led to a shooting.

Deputies said most of the bikers were from St. Louis area and other states; few were from Callaway County. 

This isn't the first time deputies were called to the same address. Back in December 2015 a Callaway County Sheriff Deputy shot a man after he refused to put down his gun after a fight broke out at a motorcycle gathering. 

Deputies tell ABC 17 that they are very familiar with this area and consider it a public safety concern. 

"When you have two shootings in 13 months, that's a real concern," Sheriff Clay Chism told ABC 17 News. 

According to the Sheriff's Office the property owner, who leased out the space to the motorcycle club, is aware of the shooting and is being cooperative. 

"We are working really hard with the property owner," Chism said. "There is not much we can do, our hands are tied other than explain to the owner how much of a concern this is." 

According to the Sheriff's Office the property owner is under the impression that fundraising activities were going on, but the Sheriff's Office says the owner has been misled.

Right now investigators have been speaking with witnesses but no suspect information has been released.


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