The Red River Bike Rally is an annual event that attracts thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the small town of Red River, New Mexico. Unfortunately, this year’s rally was marred by a tragic incident that has left multiple people dead and several injured. According to Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun, the incident was an apparent mass shooting that occurred on the town’s Main Street. As authorities continue their investigation, we take a closer look at what happened at the Red River Bike Rally. Keep reading more..
What happened at the Red River Bike Rally?
The shooting at the Red River Bike Rally took place on Saturday, May 27, and has left at least three people dead, with multiple others injured. The incident occurred near the bars off Copper King Trail Street, which is a popular area for rally attendees to gather. The exact details of the shooting are still unclear, but witnesses reported hearing gunshots and seeing people running for cover.
The New Mexico State Police, Taos County Sheriff’s Office and Red River Marshalls are all involved in the investigation. As of this writing, the scene is still considered active, and authorities are asking people to stay away from the area. Police have not released any information about the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting.
Some rally attendees were among the victims of the shooting, including one person who was airlifted to a hospital in Denver. The injured were taken to hospitals in both Taos and Albuquerque for treatment. The tragedy has understandably left the entire Red River community, as well as the wider motorcycle community, in shock.
In the wake of the shooting, Mayor Calhoun released a statement expressing her condolences to the families of the victims. She also acknowledged the hard work of law enforcement and emergency responders who have been on the scene since the shooting occurred. The mayor also thanked citizens for their support and reminded them that the safety of the community is their top priority.
The shooting at the Red River Bike Rally is a sobering reminder that no community is immune from tragedy. The loss of lives and the injuries suffered by so many people is a heartbreaking event that has left everyone in mourning. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, as well as the entire community of Red River. At times like this, it is important to come together and support one another. We hope that authorities are able to quickly identify the person or persons responsible for this senseless act of violence, and that justice is served. May we all remember to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones and live every day with kindness and compassion.