Rival biker bang brawl at Denver Expo leaves 1 dead

Photo courtesy of the Denver Police Department.

DENVER (NBC) – A Denver motorcycle expo turned deadly Saturday when a melee broke out between two rival biker gangs, police told NBC News.

One person was killed and multiple others were injured during a shooting and stabbing at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo, police said. The incident happened just before 1 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET).

No one is in custody yet, Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez said at a news conference.

Denver police would not say which gangs were involved, but law enforcement sources told NBC News the fight happened between the Mongols and Iron Order biker gangs.

The law enforcement source told NBC News that two people from each gang were in grave condition. Police would not confirm how many people were injured or describe the extent of their injuries.

Denver Health, which runs a large medical center in the city, tweeted that paramedics had transported nine people to area hospitals. Police officers were stationed at the hospitals where the injured had been sent.

The motorcycle expo continued after the incident, with heavy security, Lopez said.

The Colorado Motorcycle Expo bills itself on its website as “one of the largest motorcycle events in the country.” It is taking place this weekend at the National Western Stock Show complex.

Initially, Denver police tweeted that the incident was at the Denver Coliseum, which is near the National Western Stock Show.

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