Miami (BLAZETRENDS).- At least three people died and five were injured in a shooting recorded during a concentration of motorcyclists in Red River, a small town in the state of New Mexico (USA), according to the latest data provided by the State Police.
Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun told local media that the shooting stemmed from a clash between rival biker gangs and imposed a nighttime curfew.
Without giving details of what happened Saturday afternoon, the New Mexico State Police, which had previously reported two deaths and six injuries, raised the death toll to three early Sunday and said five injured people are hospitalized. .
Police have not yet reported any arrests.
New Mexico police said more officers have been dispatched to Red River to investigate the shooting and asked people to refrain from traveling to the town of about 500 people, although safety is no longer threatened, according to a message. posted on Twitter.
Witnesses to the shooting in New Mexico
Eyewitnesses told the KOB 4 channel that after the shooting police closed all the bars and restaurants on the main street of Red River, a city near Albuquerque, and numerous first aid and police vehicles began to arrive in the area.
One of the injured was taken by air to a hospital in Denver, in the neighboring state of Colorado.
The New Mexico hospitals where the injured are admitted have been equipped with a security reinforcement, without specifying the reasons, according to the state police.
The annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally, held over the Memorial Day long weekend (the last Monday in May) for 41 years, draws thousands of motorcyclists to the mountain town.
“What happened is very tragic, but the police action has been incredible. The first officer of the State Police was there within 30 seconds,” Calhoun said.