There was a shooting in Hollister yesterday morning between members of two motorcycle clubs. Members of both clubs have been reluctant to share details about the shooting so, unfortunately, most information about the incident has been released by police.
Most readers of this site understand that multiple police departments including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regularly read both articles and comments posted to The Aging Rebel. Television station KION has reported that one of the two clubs involved in the shooting was the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club.
According to Hollister police, “two rival motorcycle clubs had a physical altercation” at the Hollister Rally site in downtown Hollister on Saturday night. “One member of the involved clubs was arrested for a concealed weapons violation (possession of dirk or dagger). Both clubs left the event area shortly after this incident.”
Sunday morning at approximately 11 o’clock, as one of the clubs was gassing up, the “same two clubs crossed paths at the Chevron Station” “at 631 San Felipe Road” “and violence erupted. It appears that multiple people in both clubs were involved in an initial physical altercation which then resulted in shots being fired by one or more people involved in this altercation.”
The police release states “All four victims received medical attention by Hollister Fire Department” and a private ambulance service named American Medical Response.
The police release continues, “Three of these victims were flown for medical attention to bay area hospitals. No information is available on the medical condition of these victims. It should be noted; a fourth victim refused medical attention at the crime scene. This investigation is in its preliminary stages. Investigative leads are being followed up at this time. However initially; it appears there are multiple suspects.”
Hollister Police Chief David Westrick is quoted in the press release as saying, “Grown men shooting at each other over colors is in no way honorable or respectful to our community’s hospitality. Like I’ve said in the past, if you want to fight over colors, fight for our Nation’s red, white and blue.”
Three of the wounded were transported to “a Bay Area hospital.”
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