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Mother of shooting victim wants Waynesboro club shut down


"I think that's the spot, where I saw the most blood" says Martha Scott, pointing out an area of the gravel parking lot with her feet.

She visits this spot, in the parking lot of Club 358 in Waynesboro every once in a while, such as when she has a bad day and on holidays.

The spot is where her son, Verdre Lamont Scott, was gunned down two years ago this October, when the bar on Bates Rd. was known as Club Paradise.

"Cops was standing around. Some people was still here," she says, recalling that night when she arrived on the scene. "There was blood on the ground."

Fox 54 was at the club attempting to speak with owners when she pulled up. She says she came today because of what happened early Sunday morning.

Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, 24 year old Rockregas Sursson was shot and killed outside the club.

"I said, 'Lord, have mercy!' Something just went off through my body," she says about hearing the news. "It was just a terrible feeling to know that another person's life was taken at the same place at almost the same time."

Brandon Mickens, 19, turned himself into Burke County deputies Sunday night. He faces murder and weapons charges in the weekend shooting.

But Scott doesn't think an arrest is enough. She wants Club 358 shut down permanently.

After her son's death, she started a petition to close down the then-Club Paradise, which it did.

The building re-opened under new ownership as Club 358, however. Scott wants the same result, whatever the name is.

"Just shut it down and leave it be," she says. "Because it's just two years and there's already another killing."

Our attempts to speak with ownership were unsuccessful. No one was at the club, and the listed number was disconnected.

Sgt. Dan Lowe with the Burke Co. Sheriff's Office says they are looking to close down Club 358 for good.

"We know we've got a serious problem there," he says. "That's our next thing to do is to see legally what we have a right to do to shut this place down."

Scott says, after another senseless killing, she's willing to try and make that happen.

"I'll help them to do whatever it takes to get it shut down," she says.

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