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7 Wounded In Shootout Between Rival Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs On Nevada Highway

Henderson, NV – A highway shootout between two rival motorcycle gangs left seven people wounded on Sunday, according to police.

The incident occurred on the northbound lanes of U.S. 95 freeway near College Drive at approximately 11:50 a.m. on May 29, KTNV reported.

Henderson police said the shootout involved members of the Hells Angeles and the Vagos, although the circumstances leading up to the exchange of gunfire are unclear.

The Henderson Police Department (HPD) said in a statement that officers responded to the scene and found “multiple subjects who had sustained gunshot wounds,” ABC News reported.

Six wounded individuals were transported to the hospital.

Two of them were listed in critical condition on Monday, KTNV reported.

A seventh victim was determined to be involved in the incident after he showed up at the hospital for treatment, according to ABC News.

Police shut down traffic on U.S. 95 from Horizon Drive to Pacific Avenue and from Boulder Highway to Horizon Drive for several hours on Sunday after the gun battle, KTNV reported.

Investigators ultimately arrested three suspects in connection with the shootout, KTNV reported.

They have been identified as 26-year-old Russell Smith, 46-year-old Stephen Alo, and 66-year-old Richard Devries.

The HPD did not specify which gang affiliations the suspects have, KTNV reported.

The three bikers were booked into the Henderson Detention Center on charges of battery with a use of a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, discharging a gun at or into an occupied structure or vehicle, conspiracy to commit murder with a deadly weapon, and multiple gang enhancements.

“As this is an open investigation, no further details will be released at this time,” the HPD said on Monday, according to ABC News.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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