Springfield police seized video recording equipment from a Springfield Hells Angels clubhouse on Monday afternoon, court documents reveal.
According to search warrant documents, police searched the clubhouse located in the 800 block of South West Avenue for evidence related to a shooting that took place at the scene on April 27 at around 7:45 p.m.
The warrant says police developed information that on April 27, two men in a white Chevrolet Camaro came to the clubhouse and opened fire on Hells Angels members standing outside. A man was shot in the groin area.
After:Police search Hells Angels’ Springfield hideout for information on drive-by shooting
Court documents say that when officers from the Springfield Police Department arrived at the scene of the shooting, they recovered casings from a .45 caliber pistol and were initially told by members that no one was there. had been shot. However, later it was revealed that someone had been shot and was being treated inside the clubhouse.
Although officers were not allowed into the clubhouse to help treat the victim, club members eventually agreed to remove the injured man so he could be taken to hospital, according to court documents.
The injured man, who told police he was not a member of the Hells Angels, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
As police photographed the injuries for evidence, the victim reportedly told officers, “You have to find out who did this before the angels do it, because they’re going to kill them.”
Police obtained a search warrant for the property shortly after the shooting, and court documents say they seized two digital video recorders (DVRs) and a DVD to search for evidence related to the shooting.
Friday afternoon, the police had announced no arrests in this case.
Jordan Meier covers public safety for the Springfield News-Leader. Contact her at [email protected], or on Twitter @Jordan_Meier644.