(CNN) — Three people were killed and five others injured in a shooting at a Memorial Day weekend motorcycle rally in Red River, New Mexico, Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun told CNN.
There is “no threat to public safety”, according to the New Mexico State Police (NMSP).
The deadly shooting occurred Saturday during the Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally, New Mexico Police said. The annual rally draws tens of thousands of people to the city’s main street for Memorial Day weekend, according to the event website.
“All of the individuals involved were motorcycle gang members,” Calhoun told CNN.
One of the injured “was airlifted to a Denver hospital,” state police said.
The patients were also transported to the University of New Mexico Health (UNMH) in Albuquerque – about 170 kilometers north of Red River – and to Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, a city about 35 kilometers from Red River, state police said. .
“The first agent arrived at the scene within 30 seconds of receiving the call,” the mayor declared. “Additional NMSP officers have been dispatched to Red River,” NMSP said in a tweet.
mayor calhoun said late Saturday night that “in light of the active shooter incident that occurred this afternoon, we maintain an active crime scene and ongoing investigation. No one will be allowed near the crime scene which includes most of Main Street.”
“The state police, county sheriff’s department and our local law enforcement are asking local businesses to remain closed this Sunday, May 28 until their investigation is complete, and the crime scene is cleared,” Calhoun said.
The mayor of Taos has issued an emergency curfew order that will be in effect until May 28 at 4 am CT / 6 am ET, according to the mayor Pascualito Maestas.
“All alcoholic beverage establishments are prohibited from selling alcohol,” the Taos mayor said.
“Please be safe and send your prayers to Red River,” Maestas said in a Facebook post.
Source: CNN Espanol