Rival gang war: Rolling shootouts at Memorial Day Biker Rally in Red River


At least three died and five were injured after a shooting between rival biker gangs at a biker rally in Red River, New Mexico, on Saturday evening. Witnesses describe the event as a series of rolling shootouts.

Rolling shootouts typically occur when both the shooter and the victim are traveling in separate vehicles. And in this case, the vehicles involved were motorcycles.

Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun spoke about the mass shooting where 3 people were killed and 5 were wounded. And she confirmed that suspects had been apprehended in the biker-gang-related shooting. 

This is the town’s 41st Memorial Day Rally in Red River. The event began on May 25. And will end on May 29.

It is estimated that over 25,000 bikers are currently in town for the rally this weekend. 

 The town was filled with live music. And hundreds of vendors selling food, leather, lace, and motorcycle mementos gathered.

Rolling shootouts 

According to Taos News, the Banditos, an outlaw motorcycle club has been implicated in starting the deadly altercation at around 6 pm.