3 killed, 5 injured in motorcycle rally shooting in Red River, New Mexico

About 20,000 bikers gathered in town for the rally, officials said.

RED RIVER, N.M. — The three men killed in the shootout at the New Mexico motorbike rally over the weekend were members of rival outlaw biker gangs whose violence stemmed from a previous altercation between them in Albuquerque. officials said Sunday.

Three other bikers have been charged in Saturday’s mass shooting by Bandido and Water Dog in the mountain resort of Red River, New Mexico police said, two of the five injured. announced that it was

The deceased have been identified as Anthony Silva, 26, of Los Lunas, Damian Bro, 46, of Socorro, and Randy Sanchez, 46, of Albuquerque. New Mexico Police Chief Tim Johnson said two were pronounced dead at the scene and the third was pronounced dead in a hospital.

Johnson said Jacob Castillo, 30, of Rio Rancho, will be charged with undisclosed murder after he leaves hospital, while Matthew Charles Jackson, 39, of Austin, Texas, will be charged with illegal possession. Stated. Firearms in liquor establishments.

Texas resident Christopher Garcia, 41, was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession after being treated at a hospital, state police said.

Three other men belonging to the gang were injured in the shootout, but officials said their names have yet to be released.

“It’s very tragic,” said Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun. “This is the first time this has happened,” she said.

The town’s calendar advertises the 41st Annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally, saying, “Get ready for the roar as 28,000 bikers of all backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party.” says.

Due to state police investigations and law enforcement requests, much of Main Street was closed on Sunday, and businesses in the area remained closed.

“All the shooters have been arrested,” Calhoun said. “There is no threat to the community.”

The injured were taken to hospitals near Denver, Albuquerque and Taos.

“Our law enforcement has been incredible. The first state trooper was on the scene within 30 seconds,” Calhoun said.

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina posted a photo of himself and his smiling wife online Saturday afternoon after having dinner at Red River.

Another photo he posted showed bikes lined up on the city’s main street as bikers and others mingle.

Medina announced the shootout 30 minutes after posting the two photos.

“When the state troopers and others enter the restaurant and everything slowly shuts down and you don’t even know if you can get to your car or if you’re even on the scene, you feel helpless that you don’t have a badge, a gun, a radio. Let’s go,” Medina said. wrote on Twitter. “This wave of gun violence is affecting the entire state of New Mexico, large and small.”

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