New shooting in the USA: three dead at a biker rally in New Mexico
Eva Deschamps / May 29, 2023
At least three people were killed and five others wounded in a shooting at a bikers' rally in New Mexico (southwestern USA) on Saturday evening, according to authorities confirming press reports.
The perpetrators of the shooting have all been arrested," said Red River mayor Linda Calhoun in a video interview with local media Questa Del Rio News, confirming the death toll reported by local media.
No law enforcement personnel, no emergency personnel were hurt. No residents were hurt," she said, "it was a gang incident". She did not say which gangs were allegedly involved.
The shooting occurred around 5:00 pmlocal time as some 20,000 bikers gathered for the annual Memorial Day rally at Red River in Taos County.
According to The Taos News, a police officer described the incident to the centralization cell as "a shootout in progress between (the motorcycle club) Banditos and someone else ».
Following the shooting, the mayor of Taos decreed a night-time curfew between 22:00 and 04:00 local time, as well as a ban on the sale of alcohol, according to the Taos News.
In May 2015, a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas (South), left nine people dead and around 15 injured at a biker rally.