Loose Cannons Clubhouse Shootings

May 13, 2013

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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.

Three Hospitalized

“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.

Police Stumped

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.



3 Responses to “Loose Cannons Clubhouse Shootings”

  1. Sheppard blood Says:

    Back off! My family went through hell. We’re good people who were having a good time when #%[email protected] went down. And we cooperated as much as we could! We don’t go out of our way to bother anyone. You people just need something to gossip about in your perfect little bubbles!

  2. JohnnyD Says:

    What amazes me is that someone called 911. Law enforcement in Arizona has pushed relations with MCs past the point of open hostility. Their readiness to draw weapons, point firearms at our heads, even threaten women at gunpoint has created a level of mistrust and hatred that may never be overcome. I guarantee that while interviewing those who remained all were checked for warrants. Although I was not there I can envision the scene in my mind. As children we are taught that police are our friends, then we become adults and find that lie shattered on the altar of the law. I have many friends who were in attendance that night and am sorry for thier pain and injuries. At the same time I cannot help but try to find arguments to counter the LEA accusations that are to come. We will be hearing about this incident in the next legislative session.

  3. slycechyx Says:

    I had saw this on the news Sunday morning. I’m not surprise the witness are not cooperating.

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