Three people killed at the deadly shooting between rival biker gangs at a New Mexico motorcycle rally on Saturday, which was also Memorial Day, have been identified.
Police also identified the three victims that were killed as Anthony Silva, 26, Randy Sanchez, 46, and Damian Breaux, 46.
Initially, the officers found two people dead and six injured. But one of the five injured people transferred to the hospital later died. A sixth victim was airlifted to a hospital in Denver.
A motorcycle gang member – Jacob David Castillo – has been charged with an open count of murder, the state police said in a press release. He was injured and has been hospitalized. The 30-year-old from Rio Rancho will be booked into the Taos County Detention Center upon his release, according to police.
Police said that the shooting took place around 5 PM on Saturday on Main Street in Red River. All involved were members of outlaw motorcycle gangs.
These gangs, as per the US Department of Justice, are “organizations whose members use their motorcycle clubs as conduits for criminal enterprises,” including weapons and drug trafficking.
Another injured person, identified as 41-year-old Christopher Garcia of Texas, has been charged with cocaine possession and booked into the Taos County Detention Center. Mathew Charles Jackson, 39, of Austin was also arrested after being charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm in a liquor establishment.
Authorities added that the remaining four individuals, who are injured, have not been charged with a crime. Police said earlier that the scene is secure and there is “no ongoing threat to public safety.”
ABC News on Saturday reported that as many as 28,000 bikers were expected to arrive in Red River this weekend for the 41st Annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally, an annual event with live music.
Bikers from “all different backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party,” according to the town’s website.