At a Red River bar on Saturday afternoon while the community hosted its annual motorcycle rally, many people were shot.
The Red River Marshal’s Office dispatcher reported that the shooting took place at the Motherlode Saloon on Main Street some time before 6:30 p.m.
She stated that there were numerous victims, but she did not specify how many were killed or hurt. The dispatcher called the situation a “active shooting” but did not specify if it was still going on.
New Mexico State Police said on Twitter that officers were investigating a shooting in Red River.
“The scene is active,” the agency wrote in its post. “More information will be released as it becomes available.”
NMSP is investigating a shooting in Red River. The scene is active. More information will be released as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/HlNZnTVNc6
— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) May 28, 2023
The shooting occurred during the town’s 41st annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally.
“Get ready for the rumble as 28,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party,” the town’s calendar said of the event.