CHINO VALLEY, AZ - Authorities say a neighborhood in a northern Arizona community is on lockdown after a gunfight involving rival motorcycle gang members Saturday.
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said that around 12:15 p.m. several calls were made to report shots fired near Yuma Drive and Road 3 North in Chino Valley, about 100 miles northwest of Phoenix.
D'Evelyn said when deputies and Chino Valley police officers arrived they took several several suspected motorcycle gang members into custody. Dozens more were detained for questioning.
According to Kim Stam, manager of a nearby bar, the shooting occurred between members of the Hells Angels and Vagos motorcycle clubs. YCSO officials say members of each club live near each other.
"This has been coming for a long time," Stam said. "They want this to be their town, one of them."
Officials said four or five people were injured in the shooting and that one was air-lifted to a Valley hospital. Two others were treated at Yavapai Medical Center and another was treated and released at the scene.
D'Evelyn said a number of people have been detained as detectives sort out and identify those involved in the shooting. An official with YCSO at the scene said a two square mile area around the scene has been cordoned off.
A Yavapai County Sheriff's Office SWAT member told ABC15 that possibly up to 100 more bikers may be headed to the area. Extra law enforcement has responded to the area in case more bikers show up.
Officials say the motive for the shooting is unknown.
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