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Large Outlaw motorcycle meeting in Catawba County this weekend

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By Molly Grantham - bio l email

NEWTON, NC (WBTV) - Saturday is not only Independence Day... it also marks the 31st anniversary of the worst massacre in Charlotte's history.

On July 4th, 1978, five people were brutally murdered in the Outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse in north Charlotte.  Four men and one woman.  Many Outlaws at the time said their rival gang, The Hell's Angels, were responsible.  Police could never confirm that.

This weekend Outlaw members from across the nation are meeting in Catawba County to celebrate the holiday and remember the massacre that killed five of their brothers.

Federal sources tell us they are keeping a close eye on the Newton clubhouse.

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