Tuscaloosa motorcycle club site of shooting one day after anti-violence rally


Local motorcycle club Wheels and Spokes hosted a Stop the Violence Rally on Saturday, encouraging teens and adults to put down the guns and work toward making change in the world. On Sunday night, that same club was the site of a shooting.

Tuscaloosa Police said 26-year-old Crosby Daughtry fired shots in the club parking lot Sunday night, striking a 53-year-old man who was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Although there’s never an appropriate time for a shooting on the premises, the day after an anti-violence event is especially inopportune, said event organizer Howard Lanier.

“It just took the safety part away from it and from everything,” said Lanier.

Members of the club said they’d be taking extra safety precautions after Sunday’s shooting.

“The safety of our patrons is our primary concern,” said club board member Anthony McMullen. “So that one-off that happened Sunday night, it was definitely a surprise. But what it does make us do is go back, revisit all of our safety protocols, revisit whether or not we have ample security.”

McMullen said the board will meet and make some new decisions on how the club’s operations will move forward.

Wheels and Spokes is typically open to the public one day a week, and is reserved for members only the rest of the week.

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