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Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally Erupts in Violence, at Least Three Killed

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At least three people were killed at a motorcycle rally in New Mexico on Saturday.

The fatal shooting occurred at the Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally.

The annual event draws tens of thousands of bikers to the town’s Main Street for Memorial Day weekend, according to its website.

New Mexico State Police wrote on Twitter that three people died in the shooting, while five others who were injured are receiving medical care.

“The scene is secure, no ongoing threat to public safety,” state police tweeted late on Saturday night local time.

One of the people injured was airlifted to a hospital in Denver, state police said.

Others were transported to Holy Cross Hospital in Taos and University of New Mexico Health in Albuquerque.

State police said the hospitals in New Mexico are being secured by law enforcement, while authorities in Denver have been alerted.

Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun said all those involved in the shooting are in police custody, according to CNN affiliate KOAT.

“All the individuals involved were members of biker gangs,” Calhoun told the station.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

Stock photo. Three people have been killed in a shooting at a motorcycle rally in New Mexico.
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