Now morons are lighting up family clubs.
Three people were killed and seven more were wounded when an unknown gunman opened fire on a “family and friends event” called “Old School Bike Night” being held at Falcone’s Pizza on Slauson Avenue in Pico Rivera. The flyer for the event promised “Good Food. Good Music. Lots of Fun. Security will be provided for bikes and cars.” Pico Rivera is east of downtown Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by an informal family club called the Old School Riders.
It could have been worse. At least twelve children were present at the event. The Old School Riders describe themselves as, “just ordinary people who enjoy the freedom of riding. No one represents any club. We are just friends and family who gather together and ride. Safety is our main concern for everyone who rides with us.”
Three Women Wounded
Three men were killed and seven people were wounded. Three of the wounded were women.
Police refused to say how many gunmen were involved. Eyewitnesses say they saw two gunmen, two drivers and two cars. Published reports identify two of the dead men as Gerret Dandini and his cousin, Tony Dandini,
Detective Joe Sheehy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau has been quoted by several news sources as suggesting that the attack was actually aimed at the Mongols Motorcycle Club but somebody shot up the wrong event. “If this was (an attack) against Mongols, it was definitely a case of mistaken identity,” Sheehy told Brian Day of the San Gabriel Valley News.
What The Police Were Doing
At the time of the shootings in Pico Rivera, the Mongols were actually being closely watched by officers from five police departments and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Last week the Azusa, California Police Department issued a “tactical alert” that the Mongols were planning a party at a restaurant on Foothill Boulevard, old Route 66, in Azusa. When the partiers arrived they were greeted by a command center and officers from the Montebello, Azusa, Glendora, Arcadia and Monrovia Police departments. The Mongols and friends were also surveilled by a Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department helicopter.
A source has alleged that ATF Case Agent John Ciccone and another well known “outlaw motorcycle gang investigator” named Chris Cervantes both attended the event with their special spy cameras. Cervantes works for the Montebello police and his hobbies include the Mongols.
Meanwhile, a couple of miles away, innocent families were being gunned down.