San Diego police are investigating a fatal shooting that left a local motorcycle club leader dead Friday night.
According to police, the shooting happened at around 11 p.m. at 4280 Market Street in the Mt. Hope area.
Multiple shots were fired, killing the San Diego Chapter president of The Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club best known by his motorcycling nickname, “Wild Dogg.”
The shooting took place in front of the motorcycle club’s San Diego chapter clubhouse, which has been located on Market Street since 1974.
Police have not released specifics of the shooting or information surrounding suspects.
"We don't know much, except he is gone and will be greatly missed" said Black Sabbath National President Black Dragon in a statement Saturday.
"The Black Sabbath Nation will exercise calm, patience and discipline as we work through this process. We will cooperate with authorities to give them whatever assistance they may require,” he continued.
The Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club’s Facebook page had this post up Saturday morning:
“The Mighty Black Sabbath M.C. Nation is in mourning this A.M., across the United States over the terrible events that have transpired at our San Diego chapter only moments ago. Details are sketchy at this point. We will have an official response later this morning. Please pray for us! National President Black Dragon”
According to the club’s Facebook page, Wild Dogg -- whose real name is Clyde Major Thompson, Jr. -- is survived by his girlfriend and two daughters.
The 51-year-old National City resident took over San Diego’s chapter in late 2011 and was greatly respected as a leader among his peers.
On Saturday, witnesses told NBC 7 San Diego that the victim also went by the name "CJ."
According to witnesses, CJ was working on a friend’s bike and went outside to put his tools away when they heard gun shots.
When witnesses went outside, they said they saw CJ lying on the ground.
Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club member Larry Blackman told NBC 7 San Diego that CJ was a “family man” and a “real nice guy.”
"He was well loved and like by everyone especially on the motorcycle side. I want him to be remembered as a real loving guy, family guy, brother and President of our Club," said Blackman.
Blackman said Friday night was “Bike Night” at the clubhouse and the group of bikers were playing cards, dominoes and watching television when the shooting occurred.
Check back for updates on this developing story.