There was a gunfight early Sunday morning between members of the Loose Cannons and the Devils Diciples Motorcycle Clubs.
The fight erupted about 1:30 a.m. during a party at the Loose Cannons’ clubhouse on North Apache Trail near North Safari Place in Apache Junction. Apache Junction is east of Phoenix. According to Tamra Ingersoll of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, about 75 people were inside the clubhouse and one of them called 911.
“When deputies arrived on scene, there were signs of a shootout, with spent casings littering the ground,” Ingersoll told Tucson News Now.
Two men remain hospitalized in Phoenix. A man shot in the head is listed in stable condition. Another man shot in the shoulder and stomach is in critical condition. A woman grazed in the back was treated and released.
Police kept potential witnesses at the scene for hours for what Ingersoll called “forensic interviews.” During those interviews a fourth gunshot victim was discovered to have been shot in the buttocks. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and released.
Ingersoll said the fight started after an unknown number of Devils Diciples arrived at the party after one a.m. She said police do not know whether the Devils Diciples had been invited to the party or who fired first because “At this time, witnesses at the party are not cooperating with detectives as they investigate this crime.”
As of 1:30 p.m. local time Monday, no arrests or further developments in the case had been announced.