A tragic shooting occurred this weekend at the 41st Annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally in Red Rock, New Mexico, resulting in three fatalities and five injuries.
On Saturday, a Memorial Day motorcycle rally was taking place in the mountain town of Red River, located 75 miles northeast of Santa Fe, when a group of bikers began shooting at each other.
According to Mayor Linda Calhoun, three people were killed, and five were injured in the altercation. When asked about the identity of the bikers involved, Calhoun simply stated that they were all from out of town.
One of the injured was airlifted to a hospital in Denver. At the same time two hospitals went into lockdown. Law enforcement was present at Holy Cross Medical Center and The University of New Mexico Hospital to treat the wounded.
At the time of the shooting, 28,000 bikers from different backgrounds attended the event, which featured live music.
As a precaution, Taos imposed an emergency curfew starting at 10 PM Saturday night and prohibited alcohol sales, which was announced on the town’s Facebook page. Additionally, the State Police requested that the public stay away from Red River as they conducted their investigation.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has offered assistance in the investigation, as the Phoenix Field Division stated in a tweet.