Goldfinger strip club closes for good after early morning shooting

An early morning shooting at the Goldfinger Gentleman's Club that sent four people to the hospital, two with gunshot wounds, has led the owner to close the strip club for good.

Leonard Del Percio, who has owned the strip club since 2007, said that he has had enough. The club did not open its doors Thursday night.

The shooting hours earlier is the latest in a string of violent incidents at the suburban Riviera Beach club.

"It's just not working," Del Percio said. "I've given up on the location."

In August 2009, a woman stabbed her husband in the parking lot over a cash dispute. In December 2009, Ricardo Dumas, 26, was shot several times, and Himberson Altidor, 29, was shot once in his left calf after an argument in the club's parking lot.

One of the club's security guards killed Reicko R. Jones, 27, in August after two groups of men had been fighting inside the club. After they were removed by a staffer, Jones began shooting at one of the groups before he was killed by the guard. A 23-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and found in the club's bathroom in May 2010.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies were again called to club at 8340 Resource Drive at 3:40 a.m Thursday.

Someone drove by the front of the club and shot "numerous rounds" into it, said sheriff's office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

Del Percio, who was not at the club at the time, said that a customer was asked to leave, and after resisting, he left. Soon after, shots were fired, he said.

Two men where hit by gunfire - one in the foot, one in the calf. Two women were struck by flying glass. All four were taken to St. Mary's Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, Barbera said.

Barbera said sheriff's investigators believe the shooter was in the back seat of a small white car.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477).

 

 


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