Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Three dead, five injured in shooting at gathering of motorcyclists in New Mexico

Three people were killed and five others were injured in a shooting at a Memorial Day weekend motorcycle rally in Red River, New Mexico, Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun told CNN.

“there is no threat to public safety”, According to the New Mexico State Police (NMSP).

New Mexico police said the fatal shooting occurred Saturday during the Red River Memorial Day motorcycle rally. The annual rally draws thousands of people to the city’s Main Street for Memorial Day weekend, according to the event’s website.

“Everyone involved was a member of a motorcycle gang,” Calhoun told CNN.

“One of the injured was taken to a Denver hospital,” state police said.

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State police said patients were taken to the University of New Mexico Health (UNMH) in Albuquerque – about 170 kilometers north of Red River – and Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, about 35 kilometers from Red River.

The mayor announced, “The first agents arrived on scene within 30 seconds of receiving the call.” “Additional NMSP officers have been dispatched to Red River,” the NMSP said in a tweet.

Mayor Calhoun said late Saturday that “in light of the active shooter incident this afternoon, we have an active crime scene and ongoing investigation. No one will be allowed near the crime scene.” Including most of Main Street.

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Calhoun said, “The State Police, County Sheriff’s Department and our local law enforcement are asking local businesses to remain closed this Sunday, May 28, until their investigation is complete and the crime scene cleared.” Is.”

The Taos mayor issued an emergency curfew order that will be in effect until May 28 at 4 a.m. CT / 6 a.m. ET, according to Mayor Pasqualito Mestas.

The mayor of Taos said, “All alcoholic beverage establishments are prohibited from selling alcohol.”

“Please stay safe and send your prayers to Red River,” Maestas said in a Facebook post.

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