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Local motorcycle club president gunned down in Mount Hope

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The gunman who killed the head of San Diego's Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club in front the group's clubhouse near Mount Hope Cemetery was at large Sunday.

Clyde Major Thompson Jr., 51, of National City, was shot while he and another man were working on a bike in front of 4280 Market St. about 10:50 p.m. Friday,

"He was a problem-solver, he was not a troublemaker," John Bunch, the national president of the club founded in San Diego, told the U-T San Diego, speaking from Georgia. "We're very shocked and waiting with patience and prayer to find out exactly what happened."

The gunman, described as a young black man in a black "hoodie" and black shirt, opened fire from an SUV, San Diego police Lt. Ernie Herbert said. The SUV was last seen eastbound on Market Street.

Thompson, declared dead at a hospital about 11:35 p.m. Friday, was known among club members as "Wild Dogg," according to the club's Facebook page.

He is survived by his long-term girlfriend, two daughters and seven siblings, according to the club, which said he took over as president in 2011. The club said it was cooperating with police and would "exercise calm, patience and discipline as we work through this process."

The Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club was founded in 1972 by seven black men who rode on Sundays, according to the club. The clubhouse was established in 1974.

The Mighty Black Sabbath M.C. Nation, with its headquarters in Atlanta, has 17 chapters nationwide. The San Diego chapter is known as the "mother chapter."

Police asked anyone with more information about the killing to call detectives at (619) 531-2293.

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