You In Reno??
The 18th Annual Street Vibrations Motorcycle Rally is… er… WAS going on this weekend… but as you can see in the press release below, it’s ovah…
In light of a shooting involving rival members of motorcycle clubs at a Spark Casino Friday night, and a subsequent drive-by shooting on Victorian Avenue in Sparks this morning, a state-of-emergency has been declared by the City. It is expected the Governor will also declare a state-of-emergency on behalf of the City of Sparks. Pursuant to the police powers vested in the City of Sparks, the Street Vibrations motorcycle event in Sparks will be cancelled for the remainder of the weekend.
“The safety and security of the public is our number one priority,” said Sparks Mayor Geno Martini.
But, I can understand the safety issue. I have some guys there now and a few friends working the event and am so very glad they are all safe and sound… But, just in case you didn’t hear the news of what went down, here is the rough edit.
It seems that a brawl began in Trader Dick’s, which spilled out onto the dance floor of the casino in which the bar is located. Patrons of John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino were ushered out of the building when shots began ringing out from the area of the dance floor.
Looks as if 20 or 30 club members from the Hells Angels MC and the Vagos MC mixed it up. Jeffrey Pettigrew, President of the San Jose Chapter of the Hells Angels, was killed and two Vagos members were shot, but are in stable condition.
Renown Regional Medical Center was put on lockdown earlier today after members of the Vagos motorcycle club showed up at the hospital.
While the Sparks events have been shut down, I believe the event is still rolling right along in Reno. If you are out there, please be careful and watch out for each other. Ride safe and I hope there are no more instances to report from this weekend.