2 dead, 6 wounded in shooting in New Mexico resort town during motorcycle rally


At least two people were killed and six others wounded in a shooting Saturday during a popular annual motorcycle rally in New Mexico, state police said.

The extent of the injuries was not available. New Mexico State Police said one of the survivors was flown to Denver for treatment. A news conference on the shooting was expected Saturday night.

in a a video interview With the Questa Del Rio News, Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun said the shooters were detained in the incident, which involved motorcycle gang members. Calhoun later confirmed those details to NBC News.

State police, which did not provide any information about the arrests or who may have been involved, said the scene is safe and there is «no continuing threat to public safety.»

The shooting happened around 5 p.m. on the city’s main street, near two retail stores, Calhoun said.

State police said earlier in the evening that the agency was investigating a shooting in the city. He did not provide additional information about the shooting or possible victims.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it is help state police on the research

The resort town of 675, northeast of Taos in a range at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains, expected nearly 30,000 people over the weekend as part of the 41st annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally.

Events related to the rally include musical performances, according to an event website.

emma li , Clara Cardona, kurt chirbas and cute takahashi contributed.

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