Tacoma police investigating motorcycle club after shootings

Apr 17, 2012

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma police are investigating a motorcycle club whose parties twice have ended in shooting deaths during the past eight months.

The most recent death was early Sunday after a fight and then gunfire erupted during a party at a downtown Tacoma warehouse. Forty-year-old Bruce D. Price was killed.

The earlier killing was Aug. 27, when 17-year-old Billy Ray Shirley III, was gunned down after an argument in the Nalley Valley.

The News Tribune reports both shootings remain unsolved, with many patrons fleeing in the aftermath of the gunfire before police could interview them.