Several people have been hospitalized after gunfire erupted at a bike rally in New Mexico.
Red River’s Memorial Day rally, the city’s 41st annual rally, turned violent on Saturday when gunfire rang out at the crowded event.
The death toll is not known at this time, but unofficial reports suggest as many as ten people could be hospitalized, with a possible death toll. At least 25 motorbikes were seen following ambulances heading to Holy Cross Medical Center
“Be warned, there’s another gunfight going on – a rolling gunfight – between Banditos [Motorcycle Club] and someone else,” an official reported around 6 p.m., according to Taos News.
“They are locking down Red River,” another officer said through the police scanner, according to the local report.
Several people have been hospitalized after gunfire erupted at a biker rally in New Mexico. Unofficial reports put up to 10 people in hospital and one possible death – the official death toll is unknown
At least 25 motorbikes were seen following ambulances heading to Holy Cross Medical Center
According to the New Mexico State Police, the scene is still active. Officials did not provide any information about the cause of the shooting.
An officer reportedly said the shooting involved the Banditos Motorcycle Club – an outlaw club – and there was a “continuous shooting,” according to Taos News.
The Albuquerque Journal originally reported that the shooting took place at the Motherlode Saloon in Red River, but the bar took to Facebook to deny it and confirm that the serious incident did not take place there.
According to the event schedule, bikers should be expected at the Bull O’ the Woods Saloon for a live music event by Warning Shot.
Red River was placed on lockdown after the incident and police are reportedly looking for a group of bikers, The Sun reported.
More than 25,000 bikers were expected to attend the rally in the city this weekend.
The event is scheduled to take place from May 25th to 29th. Several vendors sell groceries, leather, and lace, among other things.
An officer reportedly said the Banditos Motorcycle Club – an outlaw club – was involved in the shooting and there was a “constant shooting”.
According to the New Mexico State Police, the scene is still active. Officials did not provide any information about the cause of the shooting
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